Ritual Samoan body tattooing and associated sporotrichosis

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  • Khai Y Choong,

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    1. Dermatology Outpatient Department, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, Australia
    2. MediPro Research, Grange, Queensland, Australia
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    • Khai Y Choong, MB, BS. Leonard J Roberts, BSocSci(Hons).

  • Leonard J Roberts

    1. MediPro Research, Grange, Queensland, Australia
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    • Khai Y Choong, MB, BS. Leonard J Roberts, BSocSci(Hons).


  • This paper was presented at the Australian Dermatopathology Society 15th Annual Conference, 5–7 August 1994.

Dr KY Choong, Dermatology Outpatient Department, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba, Qld 4102, Australia.

SUMMARY

A 36 year old Samoan male who developed cutaneous sporotrichosis as a result of traditional body tattooing is reported. It is considered that the tattooing procedure was responsible for introducing the infection. He was treated with itraconazole, which produced resolution of the lesions.

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