Awareness of the risk of endocarditis associated with tattooing and body piercing among patients with congenital heart disease and paediatric cardiologists in the United Kingdom

Shebani, Suhair O.; Miles, Helen F. J.; Simmons, Phil; Stickley, John; De Giovanni, Joseph V.
November 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Nov2007, Vol. 92 Issue 11, p1013
Academic Journal
Body art in the form of tattoos and piercing has become increasingly popular amongst children and teenagers, and is nowadays more socially acceptable despite media reports citing tissue destruction and death. Our study explored the awareness and experience of patients with congenital heart disease, and of cardiologists and professionals responsible for their care.


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