The prevalence of dextropropoxyphene in autopsy blood samples.

  title={The prevalence of dextropropoxyphene in autopsy blood samples.},
  author={Ulla Jonasson and Birgitta Jonasson and Per Holmgren and Tom Saldeen},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  volume={96 2-3},
The prevalence of dextroproxyphene (DXP) in the total medico-legal autopsy material in Sweden during 1992 to 1996 was examined. Simultaneous findings of paracetamol and alcohol in the blood were considered in the analyses. DXP in peripheral blood was found in 1782 (7.5%) of the 23,691 cases analysed during 1992-1996. The autopsy prevalence of DXP increased by 25% from 1992 to 1996. The mean blood DXP concentration was 1.62 micrograms/g (the blood level of DXP after a therapeutic dose is 0.05-0… CONTINUE READING

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