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Mycobacterium abscessus skin infection after tattooing - Case report.

Sousa PP, Cruz RC, Schettini AP, Westphal DC - An Bras Dermatol (2015)

Bottom Line: However, in Brazil there were no case reports of M. abscessus after tattooing in the literature until now.In this paper, we describe the case of a patient with a nine-month history of lesion on a tattoo site.The patient had significant improvement of symptoms with the use of clarithromycin monotherapy.

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Affiliation: Alfredo da Matta Dermatology and Venereology Foundation, Manaus, AM, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
AbstractMycobacterium abscessus is a rapidly growing mycobacterium that has been affecting people undergoing invasive procedures, such as videosurgery and mesotherapy. This bacterium has global distribution, being found in numerous niches. The frequency of published reports of infection by rapidly growing mycobacteria associated with tattooing procedures has increased in recent years. However, in Brazil there were no case reports of M. abscessus after tattooing in the literature until now. In this paper, we describe the case of a patient with a nine-month history of lesion on a tattoo site. The diagnosis of infection with Mycobacterium abscessus was established by correlation between dermatological and histopathological aspects, culture and molecular biology techniques. The patient had significant improvement of symptoms with the use of clarithromycin monotherapy.

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Inflammatory granulomatous process with presence of epithelioid cells and giantcells
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Mentions: Histopathology showed a granulomatous inflammatory infiltrate composed of lymphocytes,histiocytes, epithelioid cells and giant Langerhans-type cells throughout the dermis andhypodermis (Figure 2). Special staining for AFB(acid fast bacilli alcohol) did not reveal bacilli.


Mycobacterium abscessus skin infection after tattooing - Case report.

Sousa PP, Cruz RC, Schettini AP, Westphal DC - An Bras Dermatol (2015)

Inflammatory granulomatous process with presence of epithelioid cells and giantcells
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f02: Inflammatory granulomatous process with presence of epithelioid cells and giantcells
Mentions: Histopathology showed a granulomatous inflammatory infiltrate composed of lymphocytes,histiocytes, epithelioid cells and giant Langerhans-type cells throughout the dermis andhypodermis (Figure 2). Special staining for AFB(acid fast bacilli alcohol) did not reveal bacilli.

Bottom Line: However, in Brazil there were no case reports of M. abscessus after tattooing in the literature until now.In this paper, we describe the case of a patient with a nine-month history of lesion on a tattoo site.The patient had significant improvement of symptoms with the use of clarithromycin monotherapy.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Alfredo da Matta Dermatology and Venereology Foundation, Manaus, AM, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
AbstractMycobacterium abscessus is a rapidly growing mycobacterium that has been affecting people undergoing invasive procedures, such as videosurgery and mesotherapy. This bacterium has global distribution, being found in numerous niches. The frequency of published reports of infection by rapidly growing mycobacteria associated with tattooing procedures has increased in recent years. However, in Brazil there were no case reports of M. abscessus after tattooing in the literature until now. In this paper, we describe the case of a patient with a nine-month history of lesion on a tattoo site. The diagnosis of infection with Mycobacterium abscessus was established by correlation between dermatological and histopathological aspects, culture and molecular biology techniques. The patient had significant improvement of symptoms with the use of clarithromycin monotherapy.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus