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Bindi Depigmentation

Bindi Depigmentation Abstract To the Editor.— Bindi is a cosmetic used by Indian women on the forehead to enhance their appearance. Recently, the use of self-sticking bindis has become a common fashion. These consist of a plastic material with adhesive on one side. This report deals with depigmentation caused by these bindis. Report of Cases.— Ten female patients had depigmentation at the site of bindi application (Fig 1), while three patients had associated depigmentation at other sites. One patient had leukoderma on the left wrist and in both postauricular areas. On the wrist, the depigmentation site corresponded to the wearing of a plastic watch strap, and in the retroauricular region it developed at the site of contact with the frame of her spectacles. Another patient had depigmentation on the dorsa of the feet, corresponding to the rubber straps of her slippers. The third patient had depigmentation on the left elbow.All patients were References 1. Oliver EA, Schwartz L, Warren L: Occupational leukoderma: Preliminary report . JAMA 1939;113:929. 2. Oliver EA, Schwartz L, Warren L: Occupational leukoderma . Arch Dermatol 1940;42:993-1014.Crossref 3. Bleehan SS, Pathak MA, Hori Y, et al: Depigmentation of skin with 4-isopropyl catechol, mercaptoamines and other compounds . J Invest Dermatol 1968;50:103-117. 4. Gellin GA Possick PA, Perone VB: Depigmentation from 4-tertiary butyl catechol: An experimental study . J Invest Dermatol 1970;55:190-197.Crossref 5. Becker SW Jr, Spencer MC: Evaluation of monobenzone . JAMA 1962;180:279-284.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Bindi Depigmentation

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— Bindi is a cosmetic used by Indian women on the forehead to enhance their appearance. Recently, the use of self-sticking bindis has become a common fashion. These consist of a plastic material with adhesive on one side. This report deals with depigmentation caused by these bindis. Report of Cases.— Ten female patients had depigmentation at the site of bindi application (Fig 1), while three patients had associated depigmentation at other sites. One patient...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1983 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1983.01650320003003
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— Bindi is a cosmetic used by Indian women on the forehead to enhance their appearance. Recently, the use of self-sticking bindis has become a common fashion. These consist of a plastic material with adhesive on one side. This report deals with depigmentation caused by these bindis. Report of Cases.— Ten female patients had depigmentation at the site of bindi application (Fig 1), while three patients had associated depigmentation at other sites. One patient had leukoderma on the left wrist and in both postauricular areas. On the wrist, the depigmentation site corresponded to the wearing of a plastic watch strap, and in the retroauricular region it developed at the site of contact with the frame of her spectacles. Another patient had depigmentation on the dorsa of the feet, corresponding to the rubber straps of her slippers. The third patient had depigmentation on the left elbow.All patients were References 1. Oliver EA, Schwartz L, Warren L: Occupational leukoderma: Preliminary report . JAMA 1939;113:929. 2. Oliver EA, Schwartz L, Warren L: Occupational leukoderma . Arch Dermatol 1940;42:993-1014.Crossref 3. Bleehan SS, Pathak MA, Hori Y, et al: Depigmentation of skin with 4-isopropyl catechol, mercaptoamines and other compounds . J Invest Dermatol 1968;50:103-117. 4. Gellin GA Possick PA, Perone VB: Depigmentation from 4-tertiary butyl catechol: An experimental study . J Invest Dermatol 1970;55:190-197.Crossref 5. Becker SW Jr, Spencer MC: Evaluation of monobenzone . JAMA 1962;180:279-284.Crossref

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1983

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