Three cases of contact dermatitis from mehndi tattoos are reported. These were caused by paraphenylenediamine (PPD) which was added to the henna dye to obtain a dark colour for the "temporary tattoo". In all the patients the onset of the dermatitis a few weeks after the tattoo indicates that active sensitization to PPD occurred as a consequence of the tattoo. The number of shops and beauty saloons that make temporary tattoos is growing in Italy and in the E. U. and this may possibly result in an increase of PPD sensitization in the general population.
|Translated title of the contribution||New trends in allergic contact dermatitis. Mehndi|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2000|
- Dermatitis, contact etiology
- Tattoing adverse effects
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