Fatal Intravenous Drug Abuse Secondary to Streptomycin Overdose

    Volume 31, Issue 3 (July 1986)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1986

    Page Count: 4


    Randall, B
    Forensic pathologist, Laboratory of Clinical Medicine and clinical associate professor, University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, SD

    Rance, F
    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)

    Abstract

    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

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11127J

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