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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 83-85

Tattoo reactions as the initial presentation of lepromatous leprosy and cutaneous sarcoidosis: Report of two cases

1 Department of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 National Institute of Pathology (Indian Council of Medical Research), Safdarjung Hospital Campus, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Sharma Shruti
National Institute of Pathology (ICMR), Safdarjung Hospital Campus, New Delhi - 110 029
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijdpdd.ijdpdd_33_19

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There has been a rising trend of tattooing in the recent years, resulting in an increased incidence of cutaneous adverse effects. A wide range of infectious and noninfectious dermatoses have been described to occur within tattoos. Cutaneous complications developing in tattooed skin as the initial manifestation of the disease are uncommon. We describe two interesting cases with black tattoo-related reactions as the presenting feature of lepromatous leprosy and cutaneous sarcoidosis, respectively.

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