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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 11, No. 4, 2007, pp. 212-214
Bioline Code: cm07039
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2007, pp. 212-214

 en Case Report - Rhabdomyolysis due to hair dye poisoning: An emerging threat
Sampathkumar, Krishnaswamy; Sooraj, YesudasSanthakumari; Ajeshkumar, RajappannairPrabha; Mahaldar, Amol Ramesh & Muthiah, Ramakrishnan


Rhabdomyolysis can be caused by a variety of physical,chemical, metabolic, infective and toxic causes. We present two patients who developed rhabdomyolysis after consumption of hairdye containing paraphenylene diamine. Both of them developed renal, liver and respiratory failure requiring renal replacement. We were able to save one patient whereas the other died. Intentional hair dye poisoning is an emerging threat. Early recognition of the complications and prompt treatment is necessary for a successful outcome.

Acute renal failure, hair dye, rhabdomyolysis

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