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Acute renal failure and intravascular hemolysis following henna ingestion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23640630     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The powder of henna plant (Lawsonia inermis Linn.) is extensively used as a decorative skin paint for nail coloring and as a hair dye. Most reports of henna toxicity have been attributed to adding a synthetic dye para-phenylenediamine (PPD). PPD is marketed as black henna added to natural henna to accentuate the dark color and shorten the application time. PPD toxicity is well known and extensively reported in medical literature. We report a case of a young Saudi male who presented with characteristic features of acute renal failure and intravascular hemolysis following ingestion of henna mixture. Management of PPD poisoning is only supportive and helpful only if instituted early. Diagnosis requires a high degree of clinical suspicion, as the clinical features are quite distinctive.
Hala E A Qurashi; Abbas A A Qumqumji; Yasir Zacharia
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1319-2442     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-03     Completed Date:  2013-06-26     Revised Date:  2014-06-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9436968     Medline TA:  Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  553-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Kidney Injury / chemically induced*,  diagnosis,  therapy
Erythrocyte Transfusion
Gastrointestinal Agents / isolation & purification,  poisoning*
Hemolysis / drug effects*
Lawsonia Plant / chemistry*
Plant Extracts / isolation & purification,  poisoning*
Plants, Medicinal
Poisoning / blood,  diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Renal Dialysis
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Gastrointestinal Agents; 0/Plant Extracts
Comment In:
Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2014 May;25(3):669   [PMID:  24821175 ]
Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2014 May;25(3):667-8   [PMID:  24821174 ]

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