Postural asphyxia secondary to organophosphorous poisoning

Prateek Rastogi, Tanuj Kanchan, Ritesh G. Menezes

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Postural asphyxia may be defined as an accidental abnormal body position resulting in restricted respiratory movements under unfortunate circumstances. Postural asphyxia is an important cause of, or contributor to death that is sometimes overlooked, usually because the history provided is inadequate or less frequently, because the pathologist fails to consider it. Although alcohol is frequently implicated in postural asphyxia it can actually occur in any sort of intoxication. We report a case of fatal postural asphyxia secondary to attempted suicidal organophosphorous poisoning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-23
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Toxicology


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