Contaminated ink might be responsible for Mycobacterium chelonae infection after tattooingBMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f122 (Published 30 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f122
- Ossie Ferdinand Uzoigwe, medical writer1
- 1Sheffield S10 1DG, UK
During one week in December 2012, both the BMJ and the New England Journal of Medicine reported a case of Mycobacterium chelonae infection after tattooing.1 2 These reports followed an outbreak in a New York tattoo parlour, reported in September 2012,3 where M chelonae was isolated from unopened ink vials from an Arizona …
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