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VOLUME 18 , ISSUE 6 ( June, 2014 ) > List of Articles


Hair dye poisoning: An unusual encounter

Rajjan Tiwari, Alok Ahlawat

Keywords : Cervicofacial edema, emergency tracheostomy, hair dye poisoning, hypoxic cardiac arrest

Citation Information : Tiwari R, Ahlawat A. Hair dye poisoning: An unusual encounter. Indian J Crit Care Med 2014; 18 (6):402-404.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.133941

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-04-2006

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


A 19-year-old female patient presented with alleged history of hair dye "Super Vasmol 33" intake. She presented with cervicofacial edema with upper airway obstruction. Although patient was being managed for airway obstruction, she developed cardiac arrest. Cardiac resuscitation could not be started at that point of time because managing airway was the priority in a patient who in hypoxic cardiac arrest. As soon as the airway was secured by emergency tracheostomy, cardiac resuscitation was initiated and the patient was successfully revived.

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