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Title: A Carbon Dioxide Fatality from Dry Ice
Authors: Smith Srisont
Thamrong Chirachariyavej
A. V.M.Vichan Peonim
Mahidol University
Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2009
Citation: Journal of Forensic Sciences. Vol.54, No.4 (2009), 961-962
Abstract: This report documents a rare case of carbon dioxide intoxication in a young healthy male. The deceased hid in a small plastic container, size 1.5 × 1 × 1 m, and within 5 min he was located suffering convulsions and was reported as dead within minutes. Scene investigation revealed dry ice in the container. Autopsy findings were unremarkable. The probable cause of the convulsions was carbon dioxide intoxication due to both the dry ice sublimation and the small confined space in which he was hiding. This report emphasizes the significance of scene investigation in establishing the cause of the death. © 2009 American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
ISSN: 15564029
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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