Allergic contact dermatitis to paraphenylendiamine in hair dye after sensitization from black henna tattoos: a report of 6 cases

Redlick, Fara; deKoven, Joel
February 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/13/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 4, p445
Academic Journal
The article presents several cases of allergic contact dermatitis to paraphenylendiamine in hair dye after sensitization from black henna tattoos. Patients reported all 6 patients were found to have strong allergic reactions to paraphenylendiamine (PPD). Their skin reacted to other para-dyes, which can cross-react with PPD, specifically, paratoluenediamine, aminophenol and 2-nitro-4-phenylenediamine.


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