Author(s): Anuradha S, Arora S, Mehrotra S, Arora A, Kar P
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Abstract We report a case of systemic poisoning with para-phenylenediamine (PPD) presenting with characteristic features of severe angioneurotic edema, rhabdomyolysis and intravascular hemolysis with hemoglobinuria culminating in acute renal failure. Though rare in western countries, such poisoning is not uncommon in East Africa, Indian subcontinent and Middle East countries. We discuss here the clinical features and key management issues of systemic PPD poisoning.
This article was published in Ren Fail
and referenced in Internal Medicine: Open Access