Fatalities due to methyl alcohol intoxication in Turkey: an 8-year study


Yayci N., Agritmis H., Turla A., Koc S.

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, vol.131, no.1, pp.36-41, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 131 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0379-0738(02)00376-6
  • Title of Journal : FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.36-41

Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine methyl alcohol poisoning cases from the medico-legal point of view. The records of the Morgue Department of Council of the Forensic Medicine were reviewed retrospectively for all methyl alcohol poisonings for the period of 27.10.1992 and 30.05.2001. The victim's age, sex, death year, death place, methyl alcohol blood levels, the source of methyl alcohol, accompanying laboratory results and histopathologic tissue changes were recorded.