(Received 6 September 1991; accepted 18 November 1991)
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This report describes a suicide by self-administration of propofol in a 29-year-old female radiographer. This is the first published report of death by overdosage with propofol. Propofol was detected in tissues using high performance liquid chromatography. Post mortem femoral blood and liver concentrations of propofol were 0.22 mg/L and 1.4 mg/kg, respectively. The scene suggested that a dose of 400 mg was used.
Assistant Director (Scientific Services), Victorian Institute of Forensic Pathology, South Melbourne, Victoria
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