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IJT 2011, 5(12 and 13): 468-469 Back to browse issues page
Fatal Formalin Poisoning: A Case Report
Chandrakanth Hungund *, Arun Mohanram, Varun Pai, Smitha Rani
Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Medical College, JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka, India , chandparu20076@gmail.com
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Background: Formalin is an aqueous solution of formaldehyde. It is a protoplasmic poison and causes coagulation necrosis and tissue fixation.
Case:
A 19-year-old girl was brought for autopsy to the mortuary of JSS Medical College, Mysore.
Conclusion: Formalin is an unusual poison to be ingested for suicidal purposes due to selective availability and its strong taste and odor.
Keywords: Effects on the Body, Formalin, Ingestion, Suicide
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Hungund C, Mohanram A, Pai V, Rani S. Fatal Formalin Poisoning: A Case Report. IJT. 2011; 5 (12 and 13) :468-469
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