Volume 43, Issue 1 (January 1998)

    Tetrachloroethylene Intoxication in an Autoerotic Fatality

    (Received 4 April 1997; accepted 12 May 1997)

    Published Online: January

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    This case report describes an accidental death due to the inhalation of tetrachloroethylene during an autoerotic episode. Tetrachloroethylene was administered from a can of Fix-A-Flat tire repair. Analysis of tetrachloroethylene was performed using headspace gas chromatography and electron capture detection. The blood tetrachloroethylene concentration of 62 mg/L was consistent with acute tetrachloroethylene intoxication.


    Author Information:

    Cassin, BJ
    Chief medical examiner, Washtenaw and Livingston County, Ann Arbor

    Hepler, BR
    Chief toxicologist, laboratory director, chief medical examiner, Office of the Wayne County Medical Examiner, Detroit, MI

    Isenschmid, DS
    Chief toxicologist, laboratory director, chief medical examiner, Office of the Wayne County Medical Examiner, Detroit, MI

    Kanluen, S
    Chief toxicologist, laboratory director, chief medical examiner, Office of the Wayne County Medical Examiner, Detroit, MI


    Stock #: JFS16123J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS16123J

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    Title Tetrachloroethylene Intoxication in an Autoerotic Fatality
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30