Volume 27, Issue 3 (July 1982)

    Isopropanol and Isopropanol Deaths—Ten Years' Experience

    (Received 22 September 1981; accepted 14 December 1981)

    Published Online: July

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    A population of persons who were found, at death, to have significant levels of isopropyl alcohol (isopropanol) in their blood is described. The role of isopropanol in causing death is reviewed in 57 fatal cases. The contribution of acetone, the major metabolite of isopropanol, to death is assessed. Results indicate that mixed alcohol poisoning with ethanol and isopropanol suggests decreased production of acetone. Modalities for antemortem and postmortem detection of isopropanol are presented.


    Author Information:

    McBay, AJ
    Chief toxicologist, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and professor of pathology and pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,

    Alexander, CB
    Chief, Laboratory Services, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Birmingham,

    Hudson, RP
    Chier medical examiner, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and professor of pathology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,


    Stock #: JFS12166J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12166J

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    Title Isopropanol and Isopropanol Deaths—Ten Years' Experience
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    Committee E30