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Hypopigmentation after non-permanent henna tattoo.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11763395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A young girl presented with a hypopigmentation in the shape of the sun. During a holiday in Egypt 3 months before a non-permanent henna tattoo had been applied on her right upper arm. Three to 4 days later there was a severe cutaneous reaction followed by massive swelling of the arm. The lesion took 6 weeks to subside. Patch testing revealed positive reactions to para-phenylenediamine (PPD) but not to henna or any other standard allergen. Especially in Arabic countries PPD is a common additive in natural henna preparations to enhance the weak colouring properties of the natural henna dye. We conclude that henna preparations may contain 'hidden' allergens, such as PPD, which can provoke severe cutaneous reaction without any cosensitization to the henna dye itself.
S Wöhrl; W Hemmer; M Focke; M Götz; R Jarisch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0926-9959     ISO Abbreviation:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Publication Date:  2001 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-12     Completed Date:  2002-02-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9216037     Medline TA:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  470-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
FAZ, Floridsdorf Allergy Centre, Vienna, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Hypersensitivity, Delayed / diagnosis,  etiology*
Hypopigmentation / chemically induced*,  diagnosis,  immunology
Naphthoquinones / adverse effects*
Patch Tests
Risk Assessment
Tattooing / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Naphthoquinones; 83-72-7/lawsone
Comment In:
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2001 Sep;15(5):386-7   [PMID:  11763374 ]

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