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Table 1 Reactions to black henna tattoo: main clinical manifestations and time to onset after the application

From: Hypersensitivity reactions due to black henna tattoos and their components: are the clinical pictures related to the immune pathomechanism?

Clinical manifestation Time to onset Ref
Eczematous contact dermatitis 1–2 days [11, 49, 50]
Lichenoid eruptions 1–2 weeks [11, 51, 52]
Contact urticaria and angioneurotic oedema Few hours–2 days [19, 33, 34]
Contact anaphylaxis Few hours [20]
Lymphomatoid reactions Few hours–few days [53, 54]
Vesicular-bullous lesions 1–4 days [55, 56]
Erythema multiforme like eruptions 2–14 days [58,59,60]
Sweet syndrome 3 days [63]
Wells syndrome 3 days [64, 65]
Prurigo nodularis 3 months [66]
Connubial contact dermatitis Few days [67, 68]