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Topical Use of Henna (Lawsonia inermis) Causing Hemolytic Anemia in a Patient with G6PD Deficiency

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Henna is a dye extracted from the leaves of a tropical plant that may be used to color skin, hair and nails in tropical and subtropical countries. In addition to contact allergy its use has been associated with hemolysis in patient with G6PD deficiency.

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