Death due to toluene poisoning and plastic bag asphyxia: A case report

Shahrom Abd Wahid, Shafee @ Aung Thu Ya Mohd Swarhib, H. A. Aznool, H. Zarida

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Abstract

A man was found dead in his apartment with a blue plastic bag covering his head and face. Some patches of yellowish glue material sticked onto his face from the inner surface of the plastic bag. A visit to the scene of death revealed some pornographic paraphernalia and tyre tube's glue cans at the aparumeizu. Postmortem examination revealed early sign of decomposition with congestion on the face and upper part of the chest. Some petecchiae were present on the face and upper part of the chest. Blood specimen contained 9.9 micrograms per ml of toluene The liver lumig tissues, and yellowish sticky material contained toulene. The cause of death was given as toluene poisoning and plastic bag asphyxia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-36
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Toxicology and Legal Medicine
Volume9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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Asphyxia
Toluene
Poisoning
Plastics
Glues
Adhesives
Thorax
Tires
Liver
Blood
Tissue
Decomposition
Cause of Death
Autopsy
Head

Keywords

  • Asphyxia
  • Autoerotic
  • Plastic bag
  • Poisoning
  • Toluene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Death due to toluene poisoning and plastic bag asphyxia : A case report. / Abd Wahid, Shahrom; Mohd Swarhib, Shafee @ Aung Thu Ya; Aznool, H. A.; Zarida, H.

In: International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Legal Medicine, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2007, p. 34-36.

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