Acute Arsenic Intoxication: Forensic and Toxicologic Aspects (An Observation)

J Forensic Sci. 1992 Jul;37(4):1163-71.

Abstract

The authors report on an acute suicidal arsenic intoxication (di-arsenic-trioxide). Death can occur one week after ingestion, despite intensive care. The forensic, anatomopathological and toxicologic aspects are reported. Forty titrations are realized at the level of the biologic fluid in viscera, by absorption spectrophotometry. These data are compared with those in standing literature, especially with the rates determined in normal subjects, following simple environmental impregnation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arsenic / analysis
  • Arsenic Poisoning*
  • Body Fluids / chemistry
  • Drug Overdose / mortality
  • Drug Overdose / pathology
  • Esophagus / pathology
  • Hair / chemistry
  • Humans
  • Kidney / pathology
  • Liver / pathology
  • Lung / pathology
  • Male
  • Myocardium / pathology
  • Nails / chemistry
  • Skin / pathology
  • Suicide*

Substances

  • Arsenic