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Journal Articles American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology Year : 2016

Cyanide Suicide After Deep Web Shopping: A Case Report

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Cyanide is a product that is known for its use in industrial or laboratory processes, as well as for intentional intoxication. The toxicity of cyanide is well described in humans with rapid inhibition of cellular aerobic metabolism after ingestion or inhalation, leading to severe clinical effects that are frequently lethal. We report the case of a young white man found dead in a hotel room after self-poisoning with cyanide ordered in the deep Web. This case shows a probable complex suicide kit use including cyanide, as a lethal tool, and dextromethorphan, as a sedative and anxiolytic substance. This case is an original example of the emerging deep Web shopping in illegal drug procurement.
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hal-02470763 , version 1 (07-02-2020)

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E. Le Garff, Gilles Tournel, Y. Delannoy, V. Mesli, D. Allorge, et al.. Cyanide Suicide After Deep Web Shopping: A Case Report. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 2016, 37 (3), pp.194-197. ⟨10.1097/PAF.0000000000000241⟩. ⟨hal-02470763⟩
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