Homicidal poisoning with para-phenylenediamine hair dye: a case report


  • Mujtaba A. Ali Unit of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Baha University, Saudi Arabia




Paraphenylene diamine, Hair dye, Stridor, Homicide, Renal failure


Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) is a widely used chemical in various hair dye formulations. Due to its cheap price and easy availability, it emerges as a major cause of suicidal poisoning. It carries high morbidity and mortality and does not have any specific antidote. We reported an unusual type of poisoning of a 44-year-old man with PPD and how he was managed with an excellent outcome.


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How to Cite

Ali, M. A. (2023). Homicidal poisoning with para-phenylenediamine hair dye: a case report. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 11(8), 3017–3019. https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20232437



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