Henna (Lawsonia inermis Linn.) induced haemolytic anaemia in siblings


Kok A., Ertekin M., Ertekin V. , Avci B.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol.58, no.5, pp.530-532, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1368-5031.2004.00048.x
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.530-532

Abstract

Henna is a traditional cosmetic agent and is used worldwide. It is used worldwide not only as a cosmetic agent to stain the hair, skin and nails but also is applied to the body on lesions in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis or fungal infections. Different pathologies have been described as caused by henna. The aim of this study is to draw attention to the adverse effects of henna, applied over the whole body, observed in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) enzyme deficient siblings.