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Self-ingestion of vasmol dye

 Department of General Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

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Department of General Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh - 160 030
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DOI: 10.4103/2452-2473.357330

Vasmol, a commonly used hair dye, is becoming apparent as one of the major causes of suicidal poisoning in India. The toxic components in the dye include paraphenylenediamine, sodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, resorcinol, and propylene glycol. Acute poisoning by consumption of dye leads to characteristic angioedema of the cervicofacial region along with multiorgan dysfunction. Early intervention with tracheostomy can be lifesaving in such cases and helps in preventing the morbidity and mortality associated with it.

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