Outbreak of Tattoo-Associated Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Skin Infections.

  title={Outbreak of Tattoo-Associated Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Skin Infections.},
  author={Isabel Griffin and Ann M. Schmitz and Christine Oliver and Scott Pritchard and Guoyan Zhang and Edhelene Rico and Emily Davenport and Anthoni F Llau and Emily Grace Moore and Danielle M. Fernandez and Alvaro Mejia-Echeverry and Juan Camilo R{\'i}os Su{\'a}rez and Pedro Noya-Chaveco and Samir M. Elmir and Reynald Jean and James B. Pettengill and Katherine A Hollinger and Kyson Chou and Donna M. Williams-Hill and Sherif R Zaki and Atis Muehlenbachs and M Kelly Keating and Julu Bhatnagar and Marie-Claire Rowlinson and Calin Chiribau and Lillian Rivera},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
BACKGROUND On April 29, 2015, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County (DOH-Miami-Dade) was notified by a local dermatologist of three patients with suspect nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection after receiving tattoos at a local tattoo studio. METHODS DOH-Miami-Dade conducted interviews and offered testing, described below, to tattoo studio clients reporting rashes. Culture of clinical isolates and identification were performed at the Florida Bureau of Public Health… CONTINUE READING