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Allergies associated with body piercing and tattoos: a report of the Allergy Vigilance Network.

@article{Dron2007AllergiesAW,
  title={Allergies associated with body piercing and tattoos: a report of the Allergy Vigilance Network.},
  author={Paul Jean Dron and Marie-Pierre Lafourcade and F. Leprince and Claude Nonotte-Varly and Xavier Van der Brempt and L Banoun and I Sullerot and C. This-Vaissette and L. Parisot and D Moneret-vautrin},
  journal={European annals of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2007},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={
          189-92
        }
}
Body piercing and tattooing are increasingly common. As well as the risk of infection and scarring, allergic reactions are also reported. This is the first multi-centre study to assess the frequency of consultations for allergy. Of the 138 allergologists who answered our two questionnaires, 7.9% reported allergic reactions associated with body piercing and 18.9% identified allergies associated with temporary henna-based tattoos. Contact eczema, rhinitis and urticaria were related to nickel… 
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