Tattoo Inoculated Cutaneous Tuberculosis: Case Report
Keywords:Inoculation, lupus vulgaris, Tattooing, Tuberculosis
Tattooing is an ancient custom that has been popular for ornamental, religious, and traditional purposes in various countries and cultures since time immemorial. The surge in cases of tattoo-associated adverse reactions is an alarming situation, especially with this increasing trend of tattooing for cosmetic purposes among the youth. Tattoo‐associated tuberculous and nontuberculous mycobacterial skin infections have been reported uncommonly in literature. Here an occurrence of tattoo-inoculated cutaneous tuberculosis presenting as lupus vulgaris developing to red ink tattoo in a young male is reported who responded to standard antitubercular therapy.
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