Allergic contact dermatitis caused by skin painting (pseudotattooing) with black henna, a mixture of henna and p-phenylenediamine and its derivatives.

  title={Allergic contact dermatitis caused by skin painting (pseudotattooing) with black henna, a mixture of henna and p-phenylenediamine and its derivatives.},
  author={Christophe‐J. Le Coz and Christian Lefebvre and Fransiska Keller and Edouard M. Grosshans},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  volume={136 12},
BACKGROUND Skin painting (pseudotattooing) with henna is traditionally performed mainly in Muslim or Hindu persons. Recently, transient artists have begun using black henna mixtures to temporarily paint the skin. Emergence of allergic contact dermatitis after application indicates the presence of a skin sensitizer in such preparations and poses future risks. OBSERVATIONS Four patients developed allergic contact dermatitis after skin painting with black henna performed in France, Egypt, and… 
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