Solvent abuse: a case report and a review.

Sarvesvaran, R.; Hasnan, J. (1994) Solvent abuse: a case report and a review. The Malaysian journal of pathology, 16 (2). pp. 167-71. ISSN 0126-8635

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The deliberate inhalation of solvents among children and adolescents "for kicks" is becoming more common in the West. It was generally regarded as a relatively harmless practice and consequently little attention had been paid to the isolation of the toxic agent from the variety of substances used. It is now well recognised that solvent abuse not only can result in sudden death but also cause pathological changes to the liver, kidney, brain, heart and lungs. A case of toluene associated death in Malaysia is discussed both from a medico-legal and pathological standpoint.

Item Type: Article
  1. Sarvesvaran, R.
  2. Hasnan, J.
Journal or Publication Title: The Malaysian journal of pathology
Additional Information: Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fatal Outcome; Forensic Medicine; Humans
Subjects: R Medicine > RB Pathology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2011 11:20
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014 08:56

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