Death by anaphylactic shock in an institution: an accident or negligence?

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_BA75FF856808
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Death by anaphylactic shock in an institution: an accident or negligence?
Périodique
International journal of legal medicine
Auteur(s)
Burkhardt S., Genet P., Sabatasso S., La Harpe R.
ISSN
1437-1596 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0937-9827
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
03/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
133
Numéro
2
Pages
561-564
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
This is a description of a man, institutionalised for learning difficulties, known to have an allergy to seafood. After eating a pie, the patient quickly developed dyspnoea and vomiting. The staff at the institution administered epinephrine and called the emergency services. Despite cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the patient died shortly after being admitted to the emergency department of the University Hospitals of Geneva. In the light of the circumstances of the death and of a discrepancy between the information given to the police by the staff at the institution looking after the patient on the one hand, and the preliminary elements of the investigation on the other hand, it was suspected that there was failure in care of the patient and our institute was asked to carry out an autopsy. Basing on all the investigations carried out, the cause of death was anaphylactic reaction following the ingestion of seafood, contrary to what had been alleged by the staff at the home.
Mots-clé
Anaphylaxis, Death, Seafood
Pubmed
Web of science
Création de la notice
14/09/2018 12:06
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 16:28
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