BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland health officials have closed a cosmetic surgery center after three patients who had liposuction developed severe infections. Authorities say one of the patients died.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Wednesday ordered the closure of Monarch Med Spa in Timonium after the procedures, which took place from mid-August to Mid-September. Officials say three patients contracted severe invasive Group A Streptococcus infections.
DHMN officials say anyone who had a procedure at Monarch Med Spa recently and is worried about infection should contact his or her doctor.
Symptoms of the infections include fever or influenza-like syndrome; redness at a wound site; abrupt onset of generalized or localized severe pain and swelling, often rapidly increasing; and progressive dizziness, weakness and confusion.