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Suicide by xylene ingestion. A case report and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3799567     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 27-year-old male committed suicide by ingestion of a large quantity of xylene. The presence of xylene in the tissues of the victim was confirmed by chromatographic and spectrometric techniques. High levels of xylene were detected in blood (11 mg/dl), gastric contents (880 mg/dl), and duodenal contents (3,300 mg/dl). Histological examination of the lungs showed severe congestion and acute pulmonary edema. Review of the relevant literature is presented.
S Abu Al Ragheb; A S Salhab; S S Amr
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0195-7910     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Publication Date:  1986 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-02-17     Completed Date:  1987-02-17     Revised Date:  2011-02-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108948     Medline TA:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chromatography, Gas
Pulmonary Edema / chemically induced
Xylenes / poisoning*
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