Jaspreet Kaur, Aman Garg, Baldeep Kaur

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

Keywords: Angioneurotic edema, paraphenylenediamine, tracheostomy, vasmol


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.

How to cite this article: Kaur J, Garg A, Kaur B. Self-ingestion of vasmol dye. Turk J Emerg Med 2023;23:61-3.

Ethics Committee Approval

A proper written consent is present, which was obtained from the patient for the use of the data related to this case.

Author Contributions

JK, AG: Case presentation, data collection, investigations, and writing of the original draft.
BB: Literature review, writing of original draft including conclusion, references, and formatting.

Conflict of Interest

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