An Autopsy Case of Carbamazepine Poisoning


Authors: Hiroshi Kinoshita *;  Kimiko Morikawa **;  Azumi Kuze ***;  Yasushi Nagasaki **;  Motonori Takahashi ****;  Minori Nishiguchi ****;  Hajime Nishio ****;  Yasuhiro Ueno ***;  Mostofa Jamal *;  Yusuke Kubo *;  Naoko Tanaka *;  Kiyoshi Ameno *
Authors‘ workplace: Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, 1750-1, Miki, Kita, Kagawa, 761-0793, Japan *;  Hyogo Medical Examiners Office, Arata-cho 2-1-31, Hyogo-ku, Kobe, 652-0032, Japan **;  Division of Legal Medicine, Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1, Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0017, Japan ***;  Department of Legal Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine, 1-1, Mukogawa-cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, 663-8501, Japan ****
Published in: Soud Lék., 55, 2010, No. 2, p. 22-24

Overview

We present a case of fatal carbamazepine poisoning. Quantitative analysis of carbamazepine using high performance liquid chromatography, revealed that the concentrations of carbamazepine were 50.2 μg/ml in the femoral venous blood and 60.3 μg/ml in the heart blood, respectively, and many unabsorbed tablets were also observed in the stomach contents. We concluded that the cause of death was due to carbamazepine overdose.

Key words:
carbamazepine – poisoning – high performance liquid chromatography

All correspondence concerning this paper should be addressed to:

Dr. H. Kinoshita,

Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University,

1750-1, Miki, Kita, Kagawa, 761-0793, Japan

TEL: +81-87-891-2140

FAX: +81-87-891-2141

e-mail: kinochin@med.kagawa-u.ac.jp


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