TITLE

Tattoo Ink-Related Infections -- Awareness, Diagnosis, Reporting, and Prevention

AUTHOR(S)
LeBlanc, Pamela M.; Hollinger, Katherine A.; Klontz, Karl C.
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
New England Journal of Medicine;9/13/2012, Vol. 367 Issue 11, p985
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the risk of infections with pathogens associated with the process of tattooing. A 21% increase in the number of adults in the U.S. with one or more tattoos is reported for 2012. The adequacy of prevention efforts implemented at tattoo parlors has been raised due to the outbreak of nontuberculous myobacterial infections associated with contaminated tattoo ink. The efforts of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to address the problem is also reported.
ACCESSION #
79820606

 

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