University François Rabelais Tours,
CHRU Tours, Department of Dermatology, Unit of Paediatric Dermatology,
CHRU Tours, Department of Bacteriology-Virology-Hygiene, Unit of Bacteriology,
CHRU Tours, Clinical Investigation Center - INSERM 1415,37044 Tours Cedex 9, FranceAccepted:
Parents are increasingly placing amber necklaces on their infants or toddlers to prevent teething pain. The use of the necklaces can pose a risk of death by strangulation, however, there are no data on the potential infectious risk linked to bacterial colonisation associated with the necklaces.