Death after excessive propofol abuse

  title={Death after excessive propofol abuse},
  author={S. Iwersen-Bergmann and P. R{\"o}sner and H. C. K{\"u}hnau and M. Jun-ge and A. Schmoldt},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
  • S. Iwersen-Bergmann, P. Rösner, +2 authors A. Schmoldt
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Legal Medicine
  • Abstract Abuse of the anaesthetic agent propofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol) is rare, but we report a case of a 26-year-old male nurse in which the autopsy showed unspecific signs of intoxication and criminological evidence pointed towards propofol abuse and/or overdose. Intravenously administered propofol is a fast and short-acting narcotic agent, therefore it seemed questionable whether the deceased would have been able to self-administer a lethal overdose before losing consciousness. The blood… CONTINUE READING

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