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Paraphenylene Diamine (Hair Dye) Poisoning Leading to Critical Illness Neuropathy

Neelam Saleem Punjani*
Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan
Corresponding Author : Neelam Saleem Punjani
Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received July 29, 2014; AcceptedAugust 31, 2014; Published September 02,2014
Citation: Punjani NS (2014) Paraphenylene Diamine (Hair Dye) Poisoning Leading to Critical Illness Neuropathy. J Neurol Disord 2:180. doi: 10.4172/2329-6895.1000180
Copyright: 2014 Punjani NS. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Hair dye poisoning has been evolving as one of the significant causes of intentional self-harm in the developing world. Hair dyes contain Paraphenylene-Diamine (PPD) and a host of other chemicals that can cause laryngeal edema, severe metabolic acidosis, rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure. We present the case of a young woman who presented with complaints of progressive upper and lower limb weakness following PPD poisoning. The patient was diagnosed with the critical illness neuropathy on EMG and by history and examination. The patient was treated symptomatically and did well. Awareness and knowledge of this disorder and intervention at the right time is essential for physicians, nurses and health care workers to ensure appropriate care and treatment of such cases.

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