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Inadvertent corneal pigmentation following cosmetic blepharopigmentation





Inadvertent corneal pigmentation following cosmetic blepharopigmentation

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 16/09/2018 - 11:04 am



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Inadvertent corneal pigmentation following cosmetic blepharopigmentation.


Abstract:
The Authors: present a case of inadvertent corneal pigmentation as a complication of cosmetic eyelid tattooing. A 63 year old woman presented with left eye redness and irritation 3 days after undergoing permanent eyeliner tattooing of her upper and lower eyelids. On ocular examination a black pigmentation of the nasal cornea in her left eye was observed, with associated conjunctival injection. Initial slit lamp attempts of pigment removal were unsuccessful.


Industry Significance Rating:
High - Industry alert, report has major implications related to health and safety.


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Chemical conjunctivitis and diffuse lamellar keratitis after removal of eyelash extensions





Chemical conjunctivitis and diffuse lamellar keratitis after removal of eyelash extensions

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 26/08/2018 - 02:55 pm



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Chemical conjunctivitis and diffuse lamellar keratitis after removal of eyelash extensions.


Abstract:
The authors: present a unique case of a 46-year-old female with a prior history of laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) who presented with bilateral chemical conjunctivitis and diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK) secondary to epithelial defects following the misapplication of eyelash extension removal gel.


Industry Significance Rating:
High - Industry alert, report has major implications related to health and safety.


Publication:
American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports. 2018 Aug 4;12:21-23. doi: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2018.07.007. eCollection 2018 ...

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Smallpox Autoinoculation Via Tattoo in a Soldier





Smallpox Autoinoculation Via Tattoo in a Soldier

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 17/08/2018 - 07:25 pm



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Title:
Smallpox Autoinoculation Via Tattoo in a Soldier.


Abstract:
The Authors: "present the case of a soldier with smallpox autoinoculation, who reported receiving a tattoo directly over his inoculation site 4 days after vaccination. Initial scattered flesh-colored papules evolved over several days to classic umbilicated lesions with additional fevers, chills, myalgias, and suspected secondary infection".


Industry Significance Rating:
Medium - Industry wide monitoring is recommended.


Publication:
Military Medicine. 2018 Jul 31. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usy180.


Authors:
Carius BM, Dodge PM, Randles JD.


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Case series: Two cases of eyeball tattoos with short-term complications





Case series: Two cases of eyeball tattoos with short-term complications

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 09/03/2018 - 04:29 pm



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Case series: Two cases of eyeball tattoos with short-term complications.



Abstract:
The authors: "report two cases of eyeball tattoos with short-term post procedural complications. Observations: Case 1 is a 26-year-old Mexican man that developed orbital cellulitis and posterior scleritis 2 h after an eyeball tattoo. Patient responded satisfactorily to systemic antibiotic and corticosteroid treatment. Case 2 is a 17-year-old Mexican man that developed two sub-episcleral nodules in the ink injection sites immediately after the procedure. Conclusions and importance: Eyeball tattoos are performed by non-ophthalmic trained personnel. There are a substantial number of s ...

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Sarcoidosis in A. C. Milan (1899)?





Sarcoidosis in A. C. Milan (1899)?

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 02/03/2018 - 06:47 pm



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Title:
Sarcoidosis in A. C. Milan (1899)?


Abstract:
The authors "present a patient with a tattoo of AC Milan (1899) on his right arm, who subsequently developed localised sterile sarcoid granulomas in the area of the tattoo. Later the process became generalised on his whole body's skin, lungs and lymph nodes. It is unclear for the moment whether this condition should be interpreted as sarcoidosis as an autonomous disease or, instead, as a sarcoidal type of reaction with subsequent generalisation due to cross-reactivity against antigens present in other tissues with similarities to the exogenous pigments. Following the modern concepts regarding the pathogenesis of these two c ...

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What the red tattoo ink hides





What the red tattoo ink hides

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 11/02/2018 - 12:17 pm



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Title:
What the red stain of the tattoo hides


Overview:
Original Article in Spanish
The authors present a case report of a 14 year old boy who began to develop papules and hyperkeratotic nodules in the areas of the tattoo impregnated with red ink within two weeks after being tattooed. Photographs of the skin reaction, Doppler skin ultrasound and histopathology images are provided in the report.



Industry Significance Rating:
Medium - Industry wide monitoring is recommended.


Publication:
Anales de Pediatría (Barc) [Spanish Association of Paediatrics]. 05/02/2018.


Authors:
Ruiz-Villaverde R, Cuenca-Barrales C, Aguayo-Carreras P.


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Granulomatous Tattoo reaction with Associated Uveitis successfully treated with methotrexate





Granulomatous Tattoo reaction with Associated Uveitis successfully treated with methotrexate

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 10/02/2018 - 02:10 pm



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Title:
Granulomatous Tattoo reaction with Associated Uveitis successfully treated with methotrexate


Abstract:
Case Report Few reports describe tattoo granulomas with the simultaneous development of intraocular inflammation without any evidence of systemic sarcoidosis at the time of presentation. Here, we present a patient with no prior diagnosis of sarcoidosis who developed inflammation of tattooed skin and shortly after bilateral uveitis. A 52-year-old previously healthy woman presented with a 8 months history of swelling and itching located in all of her 11 black tattoos. Approximately 5 months later she developed complaints of blurred vision, diagnosed as recurrent uveitis ...

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Cutaneous Mycobacterium massiliense infection from tattooing





Cutaneous Mycobacterium massiliense infection from tattooing

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 14/01/2018 - 11:03 pm



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Title:
Cutaneous Mycobacterium massiliense infection from tattooing: a common yet under-reported and persistent epidemic hazard for dermatologists.


Abstract:

Among tattoo complications, non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has emerged as a global public health concern. NTM infections associated with tattooing of immunocompetent individuals have occurred as sporadic cases and community outbreaks. Water sources are considered the major pathogenic reservoirs. Tattoo-related inoculation has been linked to contamination of ink, either during the manufacturing process or during dilution of black ink using non-sterile water.
The authors report a case of cutaneous Mycobacterium ma ...

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Image Gallery: Hyperkeratotic hypersensitivity reaction to red pigment tattoo





Image Gallery: Hyperkeratotic hypersensitivity reaction to red pigment tattoo

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 11/01/2018 - 11:46 am



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Title:

Hyperkeratotic hypersensitivity reaction to red pigment tattoo.



Overview:
A 38-year-old woman was referred to the department of dermatology because of an itching skin disorder localized in the red part of a multicoloured tattoo on the right forearm. The authors described that the patients had no other skin abnormalities or tattoo complaints. On physical examination, the author observed an elevated and partly hyperkeratotic plaque in the red area with acneiform inclusions in the dermis. Illustration is available on publishers web site via the links below.


Industry Significance Rating:
Medium - Industry wide monitoring is recommended.


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Granulomatous reaction to permanent eyebrow makeup treated with topical steroids





Granulomatous reaction to permanent eyebrow makeup treated with topical steroids

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 11/01/2018 - 11:18 am



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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:
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