|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|101851||161298||2015||7 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• Medico legal investigations of sudden sniffing deaths linked with trichloroethylene are discussed.
• Toxicodynamics and toxicokinetics of trichloroethylene and laboratory procedures are examined.
• Investigations necessitate examination of death scene, necroscopic/laboratory data, and interaction between the judiciary, coroners and toxicologists.
Sudden deaths attributed to sniffing trichloroethylene are caused by the abuse of this solvent which produces pleasant inebriating effects with rapid dissipation. In the event of repeated cycles of inhalation, a dangerous and uncontrolled systemic accumulation of trichloroethylene may occur, followed by central nervous system depression, coma and lethal cardiorespiratory arrest.Sometimes death occurs outside the hospital environment, without medical intervention or witnesses and without specific necroscopic signs.Medico legal investigations into sudden sniffing deaths associated with trichloroethylene demand careful analysis of the death scene and related circumstances, a detailed understanding of the deceased's medical history and background of substance abuse and an accurate evaluation of all autopsy and laboratory data, with close cooperation between the judiciary, coroners and toxicologists.
Journal: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine - Volume 34, August 2015, Pages 81–87