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The histopathologic spectrum of decorative tattoo complications.
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PMID:  23046178     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Tattooing for ornamental purposes is an ancient practice that remains popular in modern times. Tattoos are encountered by the dermatopathologist either as incidental findings on skin biopsies or because of complications specific to the tattoo. A range of neoplasms and inflammatory conditions are seen in association with tattoos, many of which may be attributed to hypersensitivity to tattoo inks. The composition of tattoo inks is highly variable, and inks can contain numerous potentially allergenic or carcinogenic compounds. Infections with bacterial, viral and fungal species can occur after tattooing, sometimes after substantial delay. Atypical mycobacterial infections in particular are increasingly reported; special stains for mycobacteria should be performed and cultures recommended particularly when dense, mixed or granulomatous infiltrates are present.
Michi M Shinohara; Jennifer Nguyen; Jennifer Gardner; Misha Rosenbach; Rosalie Elenitsas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0560     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cutan. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0425124     Medline TA:  J Cutan Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
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