Sensitization to Para‐Phenylenediamine from a Streetside Temporary Tattoo

  title={Sensitization to Para‐Phenylenediamine from a Streetside Temporary Tattoo},
  author={Danielle Marcoux and Pierre-Marc Couture-Trudel and Gis{\`e}le Riboulet-Delmas and Denis Sasseville},
  journal={Pediatric Dermatology},
Abstract: “Temporary” henna tattoos (skin painting or pseudotattooing) are in vogue among American and European youngsters, particularly when vacationing. A 17‐year‐old girl presented with a severe contact dermatitis of her scalp and face after having dyed her hair with a permanent oxidative hair dye. She denied previous use of oxidative hair dye. Eight months earlier she had a “temporary” henna tattoo applied on her shoulder by a transient artist in downtown Montreal and developed an acute… 
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