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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 132-134  

Looking beyond the cosmetic tattoo lesion near the eyebrow: Screening the lungs

F Fatemi Naeini1, M Pourazizi2, B Abtahi-Naeini1, A Saffaei3, F Bagheri4 
1 Skin diseases and Leishmaniasis Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Cancer Research Center, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan; Department of Ophthalmology, Students' Research Committee, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3 Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacy Students' Research Committee, School of Pharmacy, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
4 Department of Orthodontics, Dental School, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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F Bagheri
Department of Orthodontics, Dental School, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran

Cosmetic tattooing has become a risk factor for several adverse reactions related to inks, procedures, and associated clinical conditions. Development of a sarcoid reaction to the inserted tattoo pigment in the skin is not common. We report a 45 year-old patient with history of dyspnea and mild cough since two years who had subsequently developed reddish, scaly lesions in her 15-year old tattoo done near her right eyebrow. Skin biopsy of the tattoo lesion revealed cutaneous sarcoidosis which led to further investigations and a diagnosis of pulmonary sarcoidosis. The present case highlights the fact that cutaneous sarcoidosis can develop in a long-standing tattoo. Also such a patient should be screened for systemic sarcoidosis disease.


How to cite this article:
Naeini F F, Pourazizi M, Abtahi-Naeini B, Saffaei A, Bagheri F. Looking beyond the cosmetic tattoo lesion near the eyebrow: Screening the lungs.J Postgrad Med 2017;63:132-134


How to cite this URL:
Naeini F F, Pourazizi M, Abtahi-Naeini B, Saffaei A, Bagheri F. Looking beyond the cosmetic tattoo lesion near the eyebrow: Screening the lungs. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 May 26 ];63:132-134
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