Necrobiotic granulomatous tattoo reaction: report of an unusual case showing features of both necrobiosis lipoidica and granuloma annulare patterns

Andrew Wood, Stuart A Hamilton, William A Wallace, Asok Biswas

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The application of decorative tattoos to the skin is an ancient practice, which continues to be popular in the present day. Increasingly, a number of complications of tattoo application are recognized, including a diverse variety of cutaneous hypersensitivity reactions to tattoo pigments. Herein we describe an unusual case of a necrobiotic granulomatous tattoo reaction showing combined features of necrobiosis lipoidica and early granuloma annulare. The relevant literature is reviewed, and the practical significance of such unusual histological features as a part of the tattoo reaction is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e152-5
JournalThe American Journal of Dermatopathology
Volume36
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014

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