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Reactions to Light in Yellow Tattoos From Cadmium Sulfide

Reactions to Light in Yellow Tattoos From Cadmium Sulfide Abstract Of 24 patients with yellow tattoos, 18 observed a swelling reaction in them when they were exposed to sunlight. Four of these patients also observed a similar type of reaction in the red tattoos. Tattoos done experimentally with cadmium sulfide were shown to give a swelling reaction when exposed to the wavelengths 3,800, 4,000, and 4,500 Angstroms (A). Photopatch testing with cadmium sulfide was negative. Cadmium sulfide is a compound with marked photoconducting properties. The swelling reaction provoked by light in tattoos of cadmium sulfide seems to be phototoxic in nature. References 1. Tindall, J. P., and Smith, J. G., Jr.: Unusual Reactions in Yellow Tattoos: Microscopic Studies on Histologic Sections , Southern Med J 55:792, 1962.Crossref 2. Brose, W.: Neue Tätowierungsphänomene , Derm Wschr 84:461, 1927. 3. Lamb, J. H.; Jones, P. E.; Morgan, R. F.; Everett, M. A.; and Penrod, J. R., Jr.: Further Studies in Light-Sensitive Eruptions , Arch Derm 83:568, 1961.Crossref 4. Hall, A. F.: Lupus Erythematosus in Red Part of Tattooed Area , Arch Derm Syph 47:610, 1943. 5. Madden, J. F.: Reaction in Tattoos (Chronic Discoid Lupus Erythematosus) , Arch Derm Syph 60:789, 1949.Crossref 6. Lubeck, G., and Epstein, E.: Complications of Tattooing , Calif Med 76:83, 1952. 7. Rook, A. J., and Thomas, P. J. B.: Lupus Erythematosus (Case Presentation) , Proc Roy Soc Med 44:878, 1951. 8. Rostenberg, A., Jr.; Brown, R. A.; and Caro, M. R.: Discussion of Tattoo Reactions With Report of a Case Showing a Reaction to a Green Color , Arch Derm Syph 62:540, 1950.Crossref 9. Frerichs, R.: The Photo-Conductivity of "Incomplete Phosphors," Physical Rev 72:594, 1947.Crossref 10. Kröger, F. A.; Vink, H. J.; and van den Boomgaard, J.: Controlled Conductivity in CdS Single Crystals , Z Physikal Chemie 203:1, 1954. 11. Bachem, A., and Reed, G. I.: Penetration of Light Through Human Skin , Amer J Physiol 39:30, 1930. 12. Blum, H. F.: Radiation: Photophysiologic and Photopathologic Processes: Medical Physics , Chicago: The Year Book Publishers, 1951, vol 1. 13. Council on Drugs: Cadmium Sulfide , JAMA 170:1669, 1959.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Reactions to Light in Yellow Tattoos From Cadmium Sulfide

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 88 (3) – Sep 1, 1963

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1963 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-987X
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Abstract

Abstract Of 24 patients with yellow tattoos, 18 observed a swelling reaction in them when they were exposed to sunlight. Four of these patients also observed a similar type of reaction in the red tattoos. Tattoos done experimentally with cadmium sulfide were shown to give a swelling reaction when exposed to the wavelengths 3,800, 4,000, and 4,500 Angstroms (A). Photopatch testing with cadmium sulfide was negative. Cadmium sulfide is a compound with marked photoconducting properties. The swelling reaction provoked by light in tattoos of cadmium sulfide seems to be phototoxic in nature. References 1. Tindall, J. P., and Smith, J. G., Jr.: Unusual Reactions in Yellow Tattoos: Microscopic Studies on Histologic Sections , Southern Med J 55:792, 1962.Crossref 2. Brose, W.: Neue Tätowierungsphänomene , Derm Wschr 84:461, 1927. 3. Lamb, J. H.; Jones, P. E.; Morgan, R. F.; Everett, M. A.; and Penrod, J. R., Jr.: Further Studies in Light-Sensitive Eruptions , Arch Derm 83:568, 1961.Crossref 4. Hall, A. F.: Lupus Erythematosus in Red Part of Tattooed Area , Arch Derm Syph 47:610, 1943. 5. Madden, J. F.: Reaction in Tattoos (Chronic Discoid Lupus Erythematosus) , Arch Derm Syph 60:789, 1949.Crossref 6. Lubeck, G., and Epstein, E.: Complications of Tattooing , Calif Med 76:83, 1952. 7. Rook, A. J., and Thomas, P. J. B.: Lupus Erythematosus (Case Presentation) , Proc Roy Soc Med 44:878, 1951. 8. Rostenberg, A., Jr.; Brown, R. A.; and Caro, M. R.: Discussion of Tattoo Reactions With Report of a Case Showing a Reaction to a Green Color , Arch Derm Syph 62:540, 1950.Crossref 9. Frerichs, R.: The Photo-Conductivity of "Incomplete Phosphors," Physical Rev 72:594, 1947.Crossref 10. Kröger, F. A.; Vink, H. J.; and van den Boomgaard, J.: Controlled Conductivity in CdS Single Crystals , Z Physikal Chemie 203:1, 1954. 11. Bachem, A., and Reed, G. I.: Penetration of Light Through Human Skin , Amer J Physiol 39:30, 1930. 12. Blum, H. F.: Radiation: Photophysiologic and Photopathologic Processes: Medical Physics , Chicago: The Year Book Publishers, 1951, vol 1. 13. Council on Drugs: Cadmium Sulfide , JAMA 170:1669, 1959.Crossref

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Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1963

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