Phenol Poisoning: Three Fatal Cases

    Volume 27, Issue 3 (July 1982)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 July 1982

    Page Count: 3

    Soares, ER
    Third-year medical student, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

    Tift, JP
    Associate chief medical examiner, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Chapel Hill, NC

    (Received 6 February 1981; accepted 2 December 1981)


    Phenol poisoning, although less common now than in the early part of this century, still occurs. The fatal cases discussed include the ingestion and percutaneous absorption of phenol. Death appeared to be the result of central nervous system toxicity and respiratory failure, the common autopsy finding being pulmonary edema. Blood concentrations of phenol were determined in two cases.

    Paper ID: JFS12184J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12184J

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    Title Phenol Poisoning: Three Fatal Cases
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30