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Ann Dermatol. Feb 2009; 21(1): 92–94.
Published online Feb 28, 2009. doi:  10.5021/ad.2009.21.1.92
PMCID: PMC2883382
Facial Verruca Plana That Developed after Semipermanent Tattooing
Jae Yoon Jung, M.D., Hyo Seung Shin, M.D., Chong Hyun Won, M.D., and Soyun Cho, M.D.corresponding author
Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
corresponding authorCorresponding author.
Reprint request to: Soyun Cho, M.D., Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, 39, Boramae Road, Dongjak-gu, Seoul 156-707, Korea. Tel: 82-2-870-2386, Fax: 82-2-870-3866, sycho/at/
Received January 12, 2008; Accepted September 11, 2008.
Tattooing is becoming more popular around the world. As a result, the reported complications of tattoo are increasing. Local inflammation, infection and allergic reactions are the most common adverse effects. We report here on a healthy 39-year-old woman who developed multiple verruca plana lesions after undergoing semipermanent tattooing. The tattooing had been done 1 year earlier by an amateur.
Keywords: Tattoo, Verruca plana
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