Published Online: 1 July 1986
Page Count: 4
Forensic pathologist, Laboratory of Clinical Medicine and clinical associate professor, University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, SD
Pathology assistant, Laboratory of Clinical Medicine and instructor, University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, SD
(Received 3 September 1985; accepted 17 October 1985)
A fatal case of chronic intravenous drug abuse involving the injection of a nonpsychoactive veterinary combination of penicillin G and streptomycin is reported. The circumstances surrounding the death indicate that the decedent died as a result of streptomycin induced paralytic neuromuscular blockade.
Paper ID: JFS11127J