Journal of Forensic Toxicology & PharmacologyISSN: 2325-9841

Reach Us +1-209-730-0872
All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.

Case Report, J Forensic Toxicol Pharmacol Vol: 5 Issue: 1

Mercury Poisoning - The Cause of Death Assessed 6 years Posthumously

Iwona Ptaszynska-Sarosiek1, Anna Charuta2*, Mirosław Aleksander Furmanek3, Zofia Wardaszka1 and Anna Niemcunowicz-Janica1
1Department of Forensic Medicine, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland
2Institute of Health, Faculty of Natural Science, Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Siedlce, Poland
3Medical doctor, Adent Dental Clinic, Siedlce, Poland
Corresponding author : Anna Charuta
Anna Charuta, PhD, Institute of Health, Faculty of Natural Science, Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Siedlce, Poland
Tel: +48 25 6431353
Fax: 600726266
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 28, 2015 Accepted: March 07, 2016 Published: March 14, 2016
Citation: Ptaszynska-Sarosiek I, Charuta A, Furmanek MA, Wardaszka Z, Niemcunowicz-Janica A(2016) Mercury Poisoning - The Cause of Death Assessed 6 years Posthumously. J Forensic Toxicol Pharmacol 5:1. doi:10.4172/2325-9841.1000143

Abstract

Fatal cases of mercury poisoning are reported very rarely. They are difficult to recognize because of a small number of specific symptoms. Most cases reported in the literature relate to suicidal or accidental poisoning with mercury. Cases of deliberate homicidal administration of mercury are uncommon. We present a fatal case of a woman who was hospitalized twice because of gastrointestinal symptoms which were later overlapped with signs of the central nervous system damage. After 6 years, findings indicated chronic poisoning with mercury.

Keywords: Forensic medicine; Mercury poisoning; Exhumation; Cause of death

Track Your Manuscript

Share This Page