Allergic contact dermatitis mimicking angioedema due to paraphenylendiamine hypersensitivity: a case report

Demirci G. , Altunay I. K. , Atis G., Kucukunal A.

CUTANEOUS AND OCULAR TOXICOLOGY, cilt.31, sa.3, ss.250-252, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/15569527.2011.641195
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.250-252


Active sensitization to paraphenylendiamine (PPD) and related compounds from temporary black henna tattoos has become an epidemic in the recent years. Hair dyes also include PPD like black henna tatoos which cause allergic contact dermatitis. Skin lesions of allergic contact dermatitis from PPD are mostly seen as an exudative erythema, an erythema multiforme-like eruption or a bullous contact dermatitis. We, herein, report a 27 year-old woman with an angioedema-like reaction occurring after the first exposure to hair dye who was unaware of being previously sensitized to PPD from black henna tattoo.