A painful experience: black henna tattoo causing severe, bullous contact dermatitis

  title={A painful experience: black henna tattoo causing severe, bullous contact dermatitis},
  author={Peter Jung and Gabriele Sesztak-Greinecker and Felix Wantke and Manfred G{\"o}tz and Reinhart Jarisch and Wolfgang Hemmer},
  journal={Contact Dermatitis},
Necrotizing Black Tattoo Reaction
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The Potential Effect of Henna (Stone Dye) Extract Paraphenylenediamine on Human Blood Cells, Liver and Renal Function
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Detection of picramic acid and picramate in henné products by NMR Spectroscopy
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Unusual mercury poisoning from tattoo dye.
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Atraumatic Acute Compartment Syndrome of Forearm Following Artificial Mehndi (Henna) Dermatitis - A Rare Case Report.
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Temporary Black Henna Tattoos and Sensitization to para-Phenylenediamine (PPD): Two Paediatric Case Reports and a Review of the Literature
Given the widespread use of PPD, TBHT could adversely affect the daily life of paediatric patients; thus, this practice as a fashion accessory must be discouraged.
Hypersensitivity reactions due to black henna tattoos and their components: are the clinical pictures related to the immune pathomechanism?
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Henna beyond skin arts: Literatures review
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Sensitization to Para‐Phenylenediamine from a Streetside Temporary Tattoo
“Temporary” henna tattoos (skin painting or pseudotattooing) are in vogue among American and European youngsters, particularly when vacationing, but this short‐lived fad can have longer‐term sequelae then expected, ranging from postinflammatory hyperpigmentation of the tattoo site to permanent sensitization to PPD and related compounds.