Mechanisms of unexpected death in infants and young children following foreign body ingestion.

@article{Byard1996MechanismsOU,
  title={Mechanisms of unexpected death in infants and young children following foreign body ingestion.},
  author={Roger W Byard},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={1996},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={438-41}
}
Fatal foreign body ingestion in childhood usually results in sudden and unexpected death from acute upper airway occlusion. The most common age range for such episodes is one to three years. However, a variety of different mechanisms of death due to ingested foreign bodies may occur in children, including hemorrhage, acute cardiac tamponade, arrhythmia, centrally mediated respiratory arrest and sepsis. Sudden death may follow a protracted asymptomatic period and may also be due to foreign… CONTINUE READING

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