AC Jesudoss Prabhakaran
Department of Pharmacology, MAHER University, Enathur, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India.
The commonest constituent of all hair dyes is paraphenylene diamine (PPD) being used by the people to color their hair all over the world. Hair dye poisoning is emerging as one of the emerging causes of intentional self-poisoning to commit suicide. In this article, the importance of clinical manifestations and of hair dye poisoning is discussed due to the lack of specific diagnostic tests. Since there is no specific antidote for PPD poisoning, the early supportive treatment modalities are discussed.
Keywords: Hemoglo binuria, hemodialysis, hair dye, paraphenylenediamine, renal failure.