Paraphenylene Diamine Hair Dye Poisoning: An Uncommon Cause of Rhabdomyolysis

Elevli M., Civilibal M., Ersoy O., Demirkol D., Gedik A. H.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.81, sa.7, ss.709-711, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 81 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12098-013-1074-z
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.709-711


Paraphenylene daimine (PPD) is a kind of aromatic amine that is widely used in several industrial products. Women also use PPD added to henna (Lawasonia alba) as a hair dye. Though rare in Western countries, PPD poisoning is quite common in East Africa, India and Middle Eastern countries because it is a traditional product at these countries. Different pathologies were described as caused by PPD ingestion including angioedema of head and neck, rhabdomyolysis, and acute renal failure. The authors report a case of systemic poisoning with PPD that lead to angioedema resulting in tracheostomy and rhabdomyolysis.