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Tetrachloroethylene fatality: case report and simple gas chromatographic determination in blood and tissues.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8566918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have described a simple, precise and sensitive assay of tetrachloroethylene in whole blood and tissues, suitable both for emergency cases and forensic medicine. The method employs gas chromatography and electron capture detection. The case report concerns a fatal exposure of a child to tetrachloroethylene. Concentrations of the chemical in different fluids and tissues were determined and compared to two other previously published fatalities.
Y Gaillard; F Billault; G Pépin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science international     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0379-0738     ISO Abbreviation:  Forensic Sci. Int.     Publication Date:  1995 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-03-06     Completed Date:  1996-03-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902034     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Int     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Chemistry
Child, Preschool
Chromatography, Gas / methods*
Fatal Outcome
Forensic Medicine / methods*
Lung / chemistry
Poisoning / blood,  urine
Sensitivity and Specificity
Solvents / analysis*,  poisoning*
Tetrachloroethylene / analysis*,  poisoning*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Solvents; 127-18-4/Tetrachloroethylene

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