Forensic medicine

Toxicology review By DRG . Ref: Reddy & Rajesh Bardale

Poison Active principle Fatal Fatal Antidote Also kn as m/l significance Stomach Dose Period wash Sulphuric 10-15ml 12-24Hrs milk of magnesia oil of vitriol Accidental Acid lime water Suicidal(Most) AVOID aluminium hydroxide gel Abortifacient Nitric acid 10-15ml 12-24Hrs SAME AS ABOVE Aqua fortis Accidental AVOID suicidal Hydrochloric 15-20ml 12-24hrs SAME AS ABOVE Muriatic acid Suicidal(Most)… Continue reading Toxicology review By DRG . Ref: Reddy & Rajesh Bardale

Forensic medicine

Post immersion syndrome

It is also called secondary drowning or near drowning. It refers to a peron who was resuscitated after drowning and survives for 24hours.  He may develop hypoxemia resulting in brain damage, cerebral edema, pulmonary edema, pneumonitis, myocardial anoxia, cardiac arrhythimas, electrolyte imbalance, metabolic acidosis, hemoglobinuria, fever and sepsis. Death occurs in about 20% of victims.… Continue reading Post immersion syndrome

Forensic medicine

Harvard criteria for brain death

It is a set of 4 conditions as set by the Harvard School of Medicine for diagnosis of irreversible coma. They are: Unreceptivity and unresponsiveness Lack of movements or breathing Absent reflexes Flat electroencephalogram (confirmatory) These conditions also are to be met:                                 Body temperature >= 32 C                      Not under the influence of CNS… Continue reading Harvard criteria for brain death

Forensic medicine

Organophosphate or organochlorines or something else….?

A 16-year-old girl was admitted to the ICU with a history of consuming poison (20 ml of deltamethrin containing 12.5mg/ml, total dose = 250mg) following a domestic dispute. She presented with status epilepticus. As per the details gathered from the relatives, the patient was having continuous generalized tonic clonic seizures (GTCs) (status) since one hour… Continue reading Organophosphate or organochlorines or something else….?