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European Journal of Dermatology


Melanoma and tattoos: a case report and review of the literature Volume 28, numéro 1, January-February 2018


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1 Day Surgery Unit,
Rome, Italy
2 Dermatology Unit, “Cristo Re” General Hospital,
Rome, Italy
3 Hautklinik, Klinikum Darmstadt GmbH,
Darmstadt, Germany
4 Institute of Dermatology,
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart,
Rome, Italy
5 Clinical epidemiology Unit,
Rome, Italy
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  • Mots-clés : black, ink, melanoma, pigmented lesion, tattoo
  • DOI : 10.1684/ejd.2017.3184
  • Page(s) : 50-5
  • Année de parution : 2018

Tattooing is defined as the introduction of exogenous pigments in the dermis in order to obtain a permanent design [1]. This practice is fairly widespread worldwide with an estimated prevalence of approximately 25% in the USA [2] and 10% in Europe/Australia [3] in persons aged 18-50 years. Furthermore, the practice of tattooing is increasing, particularly in young people [4]. Infections, such as impetigo, tuberculosis, hepatitis (B and C), and warts, as well as allergic and granulomatous reactions, [...]