Granulomatous Tattoo reaction with Associated Uveitis successfully treated with methotrexate

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Title: Granulomatous Tattoo reaction with Associated Uveitis successfully treated with methotrexate
Abstract: Case Report
A patient with no prior diagnosis of sarcoidosis who developed inflammation of tattooed skin and shortly after bilateral uveitis.
Industry Significance Rating: Medium - Industry wide monitoring is recommended.
Publication: Journal European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 08/02/2018.
Authors: Maijer KI, van der Bent SAS, Vercoutere W, Rustemeyer T.
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The authors describe an unusual case of uveitis with coexisting inflammatory reaction in a large number of black body art tattoos without diagnosis of sarcoidosis.

Some previous authors of cases involving uveitis and sarcoidosis associated with tattoos have also pondered if there is a causal relationship or if inflammatory reactions in tattoos might be considered a diagnostic marker, regardless of causation inflammatory reactions associated with tattoos warrant medical evaluation.


Clients who develop any form of skin reaction associated with a pre-existing or new tattoo should be referred to their treating doctor for evaluation.


Medical Report, body art tattoo, inflammation, granuloma, uveitis, black tattoo


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