Indian Journal of Dermatology
E-IJD-CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 322-

Erythema multiforme-like secondary to paraphenylenediamine due to henna tattoo plus residual hypopigmentation


Cristian Fischer Levancini, Maribel Iglesias Sancho, Vicente Exposito Serrano, Eulalia Baselga Torres 
 Department of Dermatology, Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor, Barcelona, Spain

Correspondence Address:
Cristian Fischer Levancini
Department of Dermatology, Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor, Viladomat, 288, 08029 Barcelona
Spain

Temporary henna tattoos or pseudotattoos have become increasingly widespread among children and adolescent. A generalized skin reaction, type erythema multiforme-like reaction is unusual, and rarely reported. We describe the case of a 7-year-old boy who reported erythematous papular bullSQs-eye shaped lesions and consolidated edema primarily in the upper and lower extremities. These lesions were compatibles with erythema multiforme-like reaction. He also showed an erythematous-eczematous lesion on his leg, shaped like a dolphin. In this area, a temporary henna tattoo was painted 1-month earlier. Patch test was positive for paraphenylenediamine (PPD). Skin reactions due to henna are rare. Most of the reactions are due to additives, especially PPD, an aniline derivative, which is added to speed up the process of skin dyeing and to give a darker brown to black color (DQblackDQ henna). As henna tattoos are becoming increasingly popular, prevention requires the annual provision of information to consumers, especially young people and their parents.


How to cite this article:
Levancini CF, Sancho MI, Serrano VE, Torres EB. Erythema multiforme-like secondary to paraphenylenediamine due to henna tattoo plus residual hypopigmentation.Indian J Dermatol 2015;60:322-322


How to cite this URL:
Levancini CF, Sancho MI, Serrano VE, Torres EB. Erythema multiforme-like secondary to paraphenylenediamine due to henna tattoo plus residual hypopigmentation. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Sep 18 ];60:322-322
Available from: https://www.e-ijd.org/article.asp?issn=0019-5154;year=2015;volume=60;issue=3;spage=322;epage=322;aulast=Levancini;type=0