Granulomatous reaction to permanent eyebrow makeup treated with topical steroids

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Title: Granulomatous reaction to permanent eyebrow makeup successfully treated with topical steroids in combination with topical tacrolimus.
Overview: Case report of granulomatous reaction in an eyebrow tattoo from Japan involving localised Violaceous/brown firm papules on the right eyebrow and histopathology showed scattered brownish-black colourants present in and around some granuloma.

The authors noted that "although PEMU can cause several adverse reactions, similar to traditional tattoos, the risks are not fully known". Detailed illustrations available on publishers website via the links below.
Industry Significance Rating: Medium - Industry wide monitoring is recommended.
Publication: European Journal of Dermatology - Volume 27, issue 6, November-December 2017
Authors: Iwayama T, Fukumoto T, Horita N, Sakaguchi M, Oka M, Terashi H.
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The authors discuss the presentation of the case, clinical appearance, histopathological examination and the successful outcome from course of treatment involving topical steroid therapy.


Medical Report, Eyebrow tattoo, granuloma, reaction, steroids


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