Inoculation Tuberculosis in a Tattoo: A Diagnostic Challenge

S Kaur, P Aggarwal, A Sangwan, VK Jain, S Dayal
2016 West Indian medical journal  
Literature has acknowledged that disease such as lupus vulgaris caused by M. Tuberculosis bacteria can be induced by a tattoo implantation. Tattoo procedure is an invitation at every step, for acquiring various infections like cutaneous tuberculosis. Here in, we report a tattoo induced lupus vulgaris in two young males who got their tattoo implantation at an unauthorized place and antitubercular therapy for 6 months led to complete resolution of lesions.
doi:10.7727/wimj.2016.161 fatcat:uxoxpln4dzcifaevdoj6emfjhi