"Pokemonitis": the dangers of black henna tattoos
Reference of this article.:
Maiso Merino E, Bravo Acuña J, Merino Moína M. "Pokemonitis": los peligros de los tatuajes con henna negra. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2013;15:251-3.
Published in Internet: 27/08/2013
The so-called temporary tattoos made with black henna are increasingly common during the summer months, especially in children and youth. Henna is a natural dye that is used mixed with other substances, such as phenylenediamine, which may have sensitizing capacity. We describe the case of a four year old boy who presented residual hypopigmented lesions on both forearms a month after the completion of these tattoos. We want to bring these curious images to draw attention to the dangers of black henna.
Keywords: Contact dermatits. Henna. Phenylenediamine. Tattoo.
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