Sarcoidosis appearing in a tattoo.

Title

Sarcoidosis appearing in a tattoo.

Creator

Ali Saba M; Gilliam Anita C; Brodell Robert T

Publisher

Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery

Date

2008
2008-02

Description

BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease that may present as tattoo granulomas. OBJECTIVE: A patient with systemic sarcoidosis who developed a granulomatous reaction within a tattoo is presented to stimulate interest in this unusual phenomenon. METHODS AND RESULTS: A patient with a 6-year history of pulmonary sarcoidosis developed sarcoidal granulomas restricted to one pigment of a tattoo. Previous reports of sarcoidal granulomas within tattoos are reviewed, and information about the pathogenesis of this process is explored. CONCLUSION: Sarcoid granulomas may develop in tattoos as an isolated local reaction or as the presenting sign of systemic sarcoidosis. The reaction itself may provide insight into further understanding the pathogenesis of sarcoidosis.

Subject

Adult; Female; Humans; Tattooing/*adverse effects; Abdomen; Coloring Agents/adverse effects; Sarcoidosis/*diagnosis/*etiology/pathology; Skin Diseases/*diagnosis/*etiology/pathology; Diagnosis; Differential

Rights

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Pages

43–48

Issue

1

Volume

12

Citation

Ali Saba M; Gilliam Anita C; Brodell Robert T, “Sarcoidosis appearing in a tattoo.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 21, 2024, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5087.