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Case Report, J Forensic Toxicol Pharmacol Vol: 3 Issue: 3

Fatal Suicidal Case of Cyanide Poisoning- A Case Report

Yadukul S1*, Venkataraghava S2, Fathima T3 and Gaonkar VB3
1Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bengaluru, India
2Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, India
3Medical student, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, India
Corresponding author : Dr. Yadukul S
Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bengaluru, India
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: March 20, 2014 Accepted: June 20, 2014 Published: June 27, 2014
Citation: Yadukul S, Venkataraghava S, Fathima T, Gaonkar VB (2014) Fatal Suicidal Case of Cyanide Poisoning- A Case Report. J Forensic Toxicol Pharmacol 3:3. doi:10.4172/2325-9841.1000123

Abstract

 Fatal Suicidal Case of Cyanide Poisoning- A Case Report

Hydrocyanic acid (HCN) is a solution of HCN in water (either 2% or 4%), the 4% solution being called ‘sheele’s acid’. Cyanides are white powders and are in common use in many trades like metallurgy, photography, electroplating, fumigation of ships and aircrafts and in agriculture for spraying to destroy blight. Here we present a case of fatal cyanide poisoning wherein the person had taken the compound orally, developed convulsions and declared ‘brought dead’ in the nearby hospital.

Keywords: Hydrocyanic acid; Cyanide poisoning; Sheele�s acid

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