A Case of Poisoning Due to Glutaraldehyde and Alprazolam Ingestion with Multiple Tentative Cuts Over Wrist and Neck
Keywords:Alprazolam, Glutaraldehyde, Hesitational cuts, Incised wound.
Alprazolam is most commonly used benzodiazepine in overdose for deliberate self-poisoning. Glutaraldehyde is used for cold sterilization of medical, surgical and dental equipment. Poisoning due to accidental exposure as well as self-poisoning is common with glutaraldehyde. Self-inflicted or hesitational cuts are associated with suicide or attempted suicide or suicidal gestures and their examination is an important task for forensic expert.
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