Complex suicide with homemade nicotine patches.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_D23D7F40776C
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Complex suicide with homemade nicotine patches.
Journal
Forensic Science International
Author(s)
Lardi C., Vogt S., Pollak S., Thierauf A.
ISSN
1872-6283 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0379-0738
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
236
Pages
e14-e18
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish, pdf : Case Report
Abstract
Suicide by self-poisoning is rather common around the world. This paper presents an exceptional complex suicide in which nicotine was applied in the form of self-made patches soaked with an extraction from fine-cut tobacco. In addition, the 51-year-old suicide victim took a lethal dose of diphenhydramine. Toxicological analysis also revealed the presence of tetrazepam in subtherapeutic concentrations. The scene of death suggested an autoerotic accident at first, as the body was tied with tapes, cables and handcuffs. As a result of the entire investigations, the fatality had to be classified as a suicidal intoxication by nicotine and diphenhydramine.
Keywords
Chromatography, Liquid, Diphenhydramine/analysis, Diphenhydramine/poisoning, Forensic Toxicology, Ganglionic Stimulants/administration & dosage, Ganglionic Stimulants/analysis, Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Humans, Hypnotics and Sedatives/analysis, Hypnotics and Sedatives/poisoning, Male, Middle Aged, Nicotine/administration & dosage, Nicotine/analysis, Suicide, Tobacco Use Cessation Products
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Web of science
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