Tattoo-Associated Uveitis

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Tattoo-associated uveitis is a rare condition that was first described in a case series by Lubeck and Epstein in 1952. It is characterised by uveitis developing after obtaining a tattoo, with or without granulomatous inflammation of the tattoo. Tattoo-associated uveitis can be broadly divided into three categories: cases occurring without systemic sarcoid involvement (10-20%); cases with a sarcoid-like reaction limited to the tattoo (20-30%); and cases concurrently diagnosed with distant cutaneous or systemic sarcoidosis, with or without tattoo involvement (50-60%).

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