VIDEO: Getting “Inked?” Beware Of Long-Term Medical Risks
By Hannah Nichols, MNT Staff Writer // May 2, 2016
MEDICAL NEWS TODAY
ABOVE VIDEO: CBS News reports on a new survey from NYU Langone Medical Center finds a surprising number of people with tattoos experience skin problems that can last for months or even years.
Tattoos May Cause Years Of Infection, Itching and Swelling
MEDICAL NEWS TODAY — Rearchers at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York find that as many as 6 percent of New Yorkers who get a tattoo have experienced tattoo-related rash, severe itching or swelling that has lasted more than four months and for some, many years.
According to Dr. Marie Leger, senior study investigator and NYU Langone dermatologist, an estimated one in five adults in the US has at least one tattoo.
“Given the growing popularity of tattoos,” says Leger, “physicians, public health officials and consumers need to be aware of the risks involved.”
Leger, an assistant professor in NYU Langone’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, and team’s findings appeared online in the journal Contact Dermatitis.
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