Cicatrice ipertrofica post-tatuaggio con henné: Presentazione di un caso clinico

Translated title of the contribution: Hypertrophic scar after temporary tattoo with henna: A case report

Paolo D. Pigatto, Lucretia A. Frasin, Elena Frigerio, Chiara Franchi, Giuliano Cainelli, Gianfranco Altomare

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A case of hypertrophic scar developed 3 months after allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) of left upper arm, at the site of application of a henna tattoo 2 weeks earlier, in a 7-year old boy is reported. Patch testing showed a positive reaction to paraphenylenediamine and disperse dyes on day 4. A hypertrophic scar following an ACD to henna with multiple sensitizations reveals that temporary tattoo, born as a safe alternative to permanent tattoos, has an increased risk of permanent side-effects.

Translated title of the contributionHypertrophic scar after temporary tattoo with henna: A case report
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)31-32
Number of pages2
JournalAnnali Italiani di Dermatologia Allergologica Clinica e Sperimentale
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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