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VERRUCA VULGARIS INOCULATED DURING TATTOO PLACEMENT

VERRUCA VULGARIS INOCULATED DURING TATTOO PLACEMENT H. PATRICK RAGLAND, M.D., GHRISTOPHER HUBBELL, M.D., KELLY R. STEWART, M.D., AND LEE T. NESBITT JR., M.D. Case Report A 27-year-old black man who was incarcerated at the time of presentation complained of small raised lesions that had begun approximately 2 months previously in the lines of a tattoo placed 8 years before. The tattoo was performed by an amateur using a staple to implant the pigmented material consisting of ink from a ball point pen, melted plastic, and the artist's saliva which was used to thin the material to the right consistency. The patient denied any trauma or distortion of the skin in that area either before or after placement of the tattoo. Physical examination revealed a black man with a tattoo in the shape of a butterfly on the right scapular area. A name was also tattooed above the butterfly. The tattoo consisted of dark blue lines outlining the wings and body of the butterfly and the lettering of the name. Numerous verrucous, nontender, filiform papules were present in a broken line along the lines of the wings of the butterfly. The clinical appearance suggested filiform verrucae vulgaris. A biopsy was stained with hematoxylin and eosin http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Dermatology Wiley

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1994 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0011-9059
eISSN
1365-4632
DOI
10.1111/j.1365-4362.1994.tb00998.x
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Abstract

H. PATRICK RAGLAND, M.D., GHRISTOPHER HUBBELL, M.D., KELLY R. STEWART, M.D., AND LEE T. NESBITT JR., M.D. Case Report A 27-year-old black man who was incarcerated at the time of presentation complained of small raised lesions that had begun approximately 2 months previously in the lines of a tattoo placed 8 years before. The tattoo was performed by an amateur using a staple to implant the pigmented material consisting of ink from a ball point pen, melted plastic, and the artist's saliva which was used to thin the material to the right consistency. The patient denied any trauma or distortion of the skin in that area either before or after placement of the tattoo. Physical examination revealed a black man with a tattoo in the shape of a butterfly on the right scapular area. A name was also tattooed above the butterfly. The tattoo consisted of dark blue lines outlining the wings and body of the butterfly and the lettering of the name. Numerous verrucous, nontender, filiform papules were present in a broken line along the lines of the wings of the butterfly. The clinical appearance suggested filiform verrucae vulgaris. A biopsy was stained with hematoxylin and eosin

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International Journal of DermatologyWiley

Published: Nov 1, 1994

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