Israel Steiner, MD; Itzhak Wirguin, MD
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Steiner I, Wirguin I. Tattoo-Related Brachial Plexopathies with Adjacent Muscle Atrophy. Ann Intern Med. 2001;134:715. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-134-8-200104170-00019
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2001;134(8):715.
We appreciate Dr. Post's point. No doubt, tattoos carry the risk for transmission of infection. Two of our patients were negative for hepatitis B virus infection (the third one was lost to follow-up before work-up). Although the possibility of another infection cannot be ruled out, the relatively long latency period between the procedure and appearance of the neurologic findings does not support this possibility.
Israel Steiner, MD
Hadassah University Hospital; Jerusalem 91120, Israel
Itzhak Wirguin, MD
Soroka Medical Center; Beer Sheva 84101, Israel
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