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Airway Management in Hair Dye Poisoning: Our Experiences.

Keywords: Cervicofacial oedema , Endotracheal intubation , Hair dye , Super vasmol 33

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Super Vasmol 33 is a hair dye commonly used as suicidal poisoning in India. Paraphenylene Diamine (PPD) is a major component of the hair dye which when ingested in a dose-dependent manner results in severe cervicofacial oedema causing airway obstruction. Endotracheal intubation in early stages of oedema can avoid the need for tracheotomy.

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