Sudden Death in Police Pursuit

    Volume 43, Issue 6 (November 1998)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Page Count: 4

    Thogmartin, JR
    Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's Office, West Palm Beach, FL

    (Received 25 July 1997; accepted 23 March 1998)


    A rare complication of sickle cell trait is sudden death and collapse. Military recruits, pilots, and subjects exposed to hypoxic stress such as high altitude and experiencing sudden cardiorespiratory collapse as a result of sickle cell trait have been well described. This is a case of a 13-year-old black male who collapsed after a police pursuit and was found to have sickle cell trait and microscopic evidence of asthma.

    Paper ID: JFS14391J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14391J

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    Title Sudden Death in Police Pursuit
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30