Mechanism of Sudden Death Associated with Volatile Substance Abuse

  title={Mechanism of Sudden Death Associated with Volatile Substance Abuse},
  author={R. Shepherd},
  journal={Human & Experimental Toxicology},
  pages={287 - 291}
  • R. Shepherd
  • Published 1989
  • Medicine
  • Human & Experimental Toxicology
  • 1 Sudden death is a recognized hazard of volatile substance abuse and may occur during exposure or in the subsequent hours. Intoxication may also lead to indirect deaths due to trauma. 2 Specific post-mortem features have not as yet been identified either macroscopically or microscopically in VSA-related deaths. Toxicological examination for volatile substances of all unnatural teenage deaths is strongly recommended. 3 Four mechanisms for acute, direct VSA-related deaths are discussed, viz… CONTINUE READING
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