Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine

: 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 199--200

Paraphenylene diamine poisoning

AC Jesudoss Prabhakaran 
 Department of Pharmacology, MAHER University, Enathur, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India

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A C Jesudoss Prabhakaran
Department of Pharmacology, MAHER University, Enathur, Kancheepuram 631552, Tamil Nadu


The commonest constituent of all hair dyes is paraphenylene diamine (PPD) being used by the people to color their hair all over the world. Hair dye poisoning is emerging as one of the emerging causes of intentional self-poisoning to commit suicide. In this article, the importance of clinical manifestations and of hair dye poisoning is discussed due to the lack of specific diagnostic tests. Since there is no specific antidote for PPD poisoning, the early supportive treatment modalities are discussed.

How to cite this article:
Jesudoss Prabhakaran A C. Paraphenylene diamine poisoning.J Nat Sc Biol Med 2012;3:199-200

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Jesudoss Prabhakaran A C. Paraphenylene diamine poisoning. J Nat Sc Biol Med [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Sep 22 ];3:199-200
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This article has been retracted because, It has been reported and found that the same article by the same author got previously published in pages 423-424, issue 3, vol. 44 of "Indian Journal of Pharmacology"[2]. Therefore, on the grounds of duplicity of text.