"Ecstasy" associated deaths: what is a fatal concentration ? Analysis of a case series.

@article{Milroy2011EcstasyAD,
  title={"Ecstasy" associated deaths: what is a fatal concentration ? Analysis of a case series.},
  author={Christopher Mark Milroy},
  journal={Forensic science, medicine, and pathology},
  year={2011},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={248-52}
}
Amphetamine derivative drugs, particularly 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), commonly known as ecstasy, are popular recreational drugs. MDMA is associated with causing death by a number of mechanisms, including hyperpyrexia, cardiac arrhythmia water intoxication and liver failure. Seventy-seven deaths where MDMA was detected in body fluids/organs were reviewed. Of these cases 59 deaths had MDMA present in blood. In 13 cases death was attributable to the toxic effects of MDMA alone with… CONTINUE READING