SUICIDAL INTOXICATION WITH TOILET BOWL CLEANER

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We describe and discuss the case of a 44-year old paranoid woman who committed suicide by ingestion of approximately 4 litres of toilet bowl cleaner. Autopsy findings consisted of central dysregulation and extensive mucosa ulcerations of oesophagus and stomach with fatal bleeding. Autopsy and toxicological results are presented in the light of the literature.


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C. Buschmann

Institute of Legal and Social Medicine, Charité – Medical University, Humboldt University of Berlin & Free University of Berlin

Author for correspondence.
Email: claas.buschmann@charite.de

Germany

BUSCHMANN Claas Thade – PhD, Dr. Sci. (Med.), Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, Charité – Medical University, Humboldt University of Berlin & Free University of Berlin

Chariteplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany

S. Hartwig

Institute of Legal and Social Medicine, Charité – Medical University, Humboldt University of Berlin & Free University of Berlin

Email: sven.hartwig@charite.de

Germany

HARTWIG Sven – PhD, Dr. Sci. (Med.), Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, Charité – Medical University, Humboldt University of Berlin & Free University of Berlin

Chariteplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany

M. Tsokos

Institute of Legal and Social Medicine, Charité – Medical University, Humboldt University of Berlin & Free University of Berlin

Email: michael.tsokos@germed.berlin.de

Germany

TSOKOS Michael – PhD, Dr. Sci. (Med.), Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, Charité – Medical University, Humboldt University of Berlin & Free University of Berlin

Chariteplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany

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