A case of fatal benzalkonium chloride poisoning


Five elderly persons with senile dementia accidentally ingested Hoesmin, a 10% aqueous solution of benzalkonium chloride (BAC). The condition of one patient, an 84-year-old woman whose lips and oral cavity became erythematous, gradually deteriorated. Although gastric lavage was performed, the patient died 3 h after ingestion of Hoesmin. Autopsy revealed… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s004140050166