Deliberate Suicide by Copper Sulphate Poisoning: Case Report with Review of Literature

Shetty, Suresh Kumar B and Boloor, Archith and Rao, Jagadish Padubidri and *, Abul Fazil and Shetty, Adithi S (2014) Deliberate Suicide by Copper Sulphate Poisoning: Case Report with Review of Literature. Austin Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology, 1 (1). pp. 1-3.

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We report a rare case of 15-year-old pregnant lady who attempted suicide by ingesting an unknown amount of blue coloured Copper sulphate crystals. On admission to the hospital, she had symptoms and signs of severe hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, dehydration, renal dysfunction and methaemoglobinaemia with normal blood parameters. Therapeutic measures were followed as per the standard hospital protocol. Unfortunately, the patient succumbed while on treatment and a medico-legal autopsy was conducted. This case depicts important gross and histopathological changes in such an irritant metallic poison, which is important for definitive diagnosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autopsy findings; Copper sulphate poison; Irritant poison; Suicidal; Histopathological examination
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2014 11:20
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2014 11:20

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