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Outbreak of Tattoo-Associated Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Skin Infections





Outbreak of Tattoo-Associated Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Skin Infections

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 21/11/2018 - 02:23 pm



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Title:
Outbreak of Tattoo-Associated Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Skin Infections


Abstract:
BACKGROUND: On April 29, 2015, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County (DOH-Miami-Dade) was notified by a local dermatologist of three patients with suspect nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection after receiving tattoos at a local tattoo studio. CONCLUSIONS: WGS and SNP analyses identified the tap water and the bottle of greywash tattoo ink as the sources of the NTM infections.


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Publication:
Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2018 Nov 17. doi: ...

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