A man 60 years old suddenly developed hard nodules in a tattoo that had been placed 45 years ago. The interest of the case lies in the following points: (1) the histopathology of a biopsied specimen was that of a sarcoid reaction; (2) lung changes were subsequently found that were interpreted as pulmonary sarcoidosis; and (3) the cutaneous lesions began to flatten after the biopsy was taken, and within four months both they and the lung changes had disappeared.
WEIDMAN AI, ANDRADE R, FRANKS AG. SarcoidosisReport of a Case of Sarcoid Lesions in a Tattoo and Subsequent Discovery of Pulmonary Sarcoidosis. Arch Dermatol. 1966;94(3):320–325. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600270070014
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