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Inoculation Tuberculosis in a Tattoo: A Diagnostic Challenge



Literature has acknowledged that disease such as lupus vulgaris caused by M. Tuberculosis bacteria can be induced by a tattoo implantation. Tattoo procedure is an invitation at every step, for acquiring various infections like cutaneous tuberculosis. Herein, we report a tattoo induced lupus vulgaris in two young males who got their tattoo implantation at an unauthorized place and antitubercular therapy for 6 months led to complete resolution of lesions.

11 Jul, 2016
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e-Published: 21 Jul, 2016


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