Sarcoidosis associated with panuveitis in the area of a tattoo: Case report

Andrés Chavarriaga-Restrepo, Juan Esteban López-Maya, Miguel Antonio Mesa-Navas, Carlos Jaime Velásquez-Franco

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Background: One of the cutaneous reactions associated with tattoos is sarcoidosis and the most frequent presentation is systemic involvement; within this, the manifestation of uveitis and sarcoidal reactions associated with tattoos is little described. Clinical case: A 27-year-old man with a clinical pic-ture of six months of evolution consisting of general malaise, subjective fever, chills, myalgias, arthralgias, cough with hemoptysis, edema in lower limbs, and in whom red eye, diminution of visual acuity, and papu-les that infiltrated one of the tattoos that were placed, six months earlier, on the right arm and left forearm, were found. Conclusion: Sarcoidosis associated with tattooing is a disease that requires a high index of suspicion, where its infiltration should make the clinician suspect the disease and make an active search for systemic invol-vement, especially in a patient with a uveal compro-mise that can lead to blindness. It must keep in mind that, although rare, this triple association is possible (tattoo, systemic sarcoidosis, and panuveitis).
Idioma originalEspañol (Colombia)
Páginas (desde-hasta)370-376
Número de páginas7
EstadoPublicada - 11 ago. 2020
Publicado de forma externa

Palabras clave

  • Sarcoidosis
  • Tattooing
  • Uveitis

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  • Artículos de investigación con calidad Q4

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