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10. Picture of Allergic Contact Dermatitis (Arm)

Picture of Allergic Contact Dermatitis (Arm)
Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric DermatologySamuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard KristalCopyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Allergic contact dermatitis may occur due to a reaction to compounds found in temporary tattoos. These tattoos often contain a mixture of brown henna with a chemical called paraphenylenediamine (PPD), or black henna. Skin reactions to temporary tattoos are often due to allergies to PPD. Eczema results which then evolves into a postinflammatory change in pigmentation. The photo depicts postinflammatory hyperpigmentation that erupted after the application of a temporary tattoo. The discoloration may persist for a substantial amount of time.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: BioMed Research International, 2014: "Tatoo-Associated Skin Reaction: The Importance of an Early Diagnosis and Proper Treatment"

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