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Outbreak of <i>Mycobacterium haemophilum</i> Infections after Permanent Makeup of the Eyebrows

Stefano Giulieri, Benoit Morisod, Timothy Edney, Micaela Ödman, Daniel Genné, Raffaele Malinverni, Catherine Hammann, Enrico Musumeci, Cathy Voide, Gilbert Greub, Eric Masserey, Jacques Bille, Matthias Cavassini and Katia Jaton

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 52, issue 4, pages 488-491
Published in print February 2011 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2011 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciq191
Outbreak of Mycobacterium haemophilum Infections after Permanent Makeup of the Eyebrows

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We report a Mycobacterium haemophilum outbreak after permanent make-up of the eyebrows performed by the same freelance artist. Twelve patients presented an eyebrow lesion and cervical lymphadenitis. All were treated with antibiotics. Surgery was required in 10 cases. M. haemophilum DNA was identified in the make-up ink.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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