Dermatology Clinical Case

Authors

  • André Costa Azevedo Department of Pediatrics, Hospital de Santa Luzia, Unidade Local de Saúde do Alto Minho
  • Andreia Camilo Marinhas Department of Pediatrics, Hospital de Santa Luzia, Unidade Local de Saúde do Alto Minho
  • André Costa e Silva Department of Pediatrics, Hospital de Santa Luzia, Unidade Local de Saúde do Alto Minho
  • Mariana Costa Department of Pediatrics, Hospital de Santa Luzia, Unidade Local de Saúde do Alto Minho
  • Isabel Martinho Department of Pediatrics, Hospital de Santa Luzia, Unidade Local de Saúde do Alto Minho

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v30.i3.20205

Keywords:

allergy, contact dermatitis, henna tattoo, rash

Abstract

Herein are reported two cases of a previously healthy fourteen-year-old girl and a nine-year-old boy who presented to the Pediatric Emergency Department with a cutaneous reaction after applying a temporary black henna tattoo. Diagnosis of delayed hypersensitivity to black henna was established. Black henna tattoos are known for their temporary and harmless nature, but henna usually contains paraphenylendamine (PPD), originating black henna. PPD induces skin sensitization and causes allergic contact dermatitis.

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Published

2021-09-30

How to Cite

Costa Azevedo, A., Marinhas, A., Costa e Silva, A. ., Mariana, M., & Martinho, I. (2021). Dermatology Clinical Case. NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 30(3), 186–188. https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v30.i3.20205

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Imaging Cases

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