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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2007, vol. 13, book 1
Subject Collection: Medicine
Page: 77-78
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2007131.73
Online date: November 15, 2007

J of IMAB 2007; 13(1):77-78
Jana Kazandjieva, Nikolai Tsankov
Department of Dermatology, Medical University - Sofia, Bulgaria

Para-phenylene diamine is a powerful and well known allergen. Nevertheless PPD is widely used for the making of temporary henna tattoos. It is added to the henna paste and afterwards applied directly onto the skin. This way the popular henna tattoos may cause allergic reactions. We present two patients with allergic reactions due to temporary henna tattoos. Patch testing showed a strongly positive reaction to para-phenylene diamine. People with known reactions to PPD or cross-reacting allergens such as sulfon­amides, para-amino benzoic acid, sulfonylureas, dapsone, azo dyes or benzocaine should be especially cautious of black henna tattoo application.

Key words: contact dermatitis, henna, para-phenylene diamine, temporary henna tattoos.

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Kazandjieva J, Tsankov N. TEMPORARY HENNA TATTOOS - NEW ASPECTS OF ALLERGY TO PARA--PHENYLENE DIAMINE. J of IMAB 2007; 13(1):77-78. doi: 10.5272/jimab.2007131.73

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