Volume 38, Issue 4 (July 1993)

    Two Deaths Involving Isoflurane Abuse

    (Received 20 July 1992; accepted 29 October 1992)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Two deaths due to isoflurane abuse are reported. One case was a suicide and the other a multiple drug death including isoflurane. A simple headspace gas chromatographic method was used for isoflurane quantitation. A review of the literature did not reveal blood and tissue concentrations of isoflurane. Drug tissue distributions and a discussion of the toxicological findings are presented.


    Author Information:

    Levine, B
    Chief, DoD Drug Detection Quality Control Laboratory; GC/MS System Manager; Chief, Forensic Toxicology Laboratory; and Chief, Division of Forensic Toxicology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

    Kuhlman, JJ
    Chief, DoD Drug Detection Quality Control Laboratory; GC/MS System Manager; Chief, Forensic Toxicology Laboratory; and Chief, Division of Forensic Toxicology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

    Magluilo, J
    Chief, DoD Drug Detection Quality Control Laboratory; GC/MS System Manager; Chief, Forensic Toxicology Laboratory; and Chief, Division of Forensic Toxicology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

    Smith, ML
    Chief, DoD Drug Detection Quality Control Laboratory; GC/MS System Manager; Chief, Forensic Toxicology Laboratory; and Chief, Division of Forensic Toxicology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC


    Stock #: JFS13496J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13496J

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    Title Two Deaths Involving Isoflurane Abuse
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