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Sudden death due to cerebral leukemic hemorrhage occurring after acupuncture treatment for gingival bleeding.
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PMID:  20890170     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
A 45-year-old woman who experienced stomalgia and gingival bleeding for several days died unexpectedly after acupuncture treatment. At autopsy, trivial injuries on the liver and the stomach and mild hemoperitoneum due to improper acupuncture were found. Also,acute lymphoblastic leukemia and hyperleukocytosis were diagnosed by postmortem examinations. Intracranial hemorrhage due to undiagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia was identified as the cause of death.Moreover, the relationship between therapeutic misadventure and death was also determined. We suggest that undiagnosed leukemia should be considered as a differential diagnosis when sudden death occurs owing to intracranial hemorrhage. If therapeutic misadventure was involved,it is also of great importance to assess the relationship between that and death in forensic expertise.
Shangxun Li; Dan Liu; Guanglong He; Yijie Duan; Hongyan Zhou; Yiwu Zhou
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1533-404X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-03-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108948     Medline TA:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  102-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Forensic Medicine, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, No.13 Hangkong Rd, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China.
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