Postmortem vitreous humor in fatal acute iron poisoning.


The postmortem level of iron in the vitreous humor was assayed in a case of treated fatal iron poisoning. An antemortem serum iron level was 9060 micrograms/dL and postmortem blood level was 2920 micrograms/dL. A postmortem vitreous humor specimen collected by a standard technique had an iron level of 80 micrograms/dL whereas 23 controls had a mean of 12.8… (More)


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