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Rom J Leg Med23(4)289-292(2015)
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Chemical suicide by inhalation of hydrogen sulfide in Sibiu County, Romania. Case report and literature review

H. Dura, S. Morar, C. R. Cipăian

Abstract: This paper presents a rare case of suicide by inhalation of hydrogen sulfide. Chemical suicide records an increased incidence worldwide being one of “imported” autolytic methods, original from Japan, but propagated through websites. Intentional death by H2S inhalation raises important issues as the lethal gas can be obtained by mixing substances available on the market and because it leads to high mortality rate in suicide attempts in rescuers, family members and forensic research teams.
Keywords: Hydrogen sulfide, suicide, case report, literature review.

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