Letale propofol-mischintoxikation bei einem medizinischen laien

Translated title of the contribution: Lethal mixed intoxication with propofol in a medical layman

Marco Strehler*, Johanna Preuß, Heike Wollersen, Burkhard Madea

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The authors report on a drug fatality of a 21-year-old man with a propofol (2,6-di-iso-propylphenol) dependency. Propofol was detected in tissues and body fluids using SPME-GC/MS methods. The postmortem concentrations of propofol were 364 ng/ml in urine, 71 ng/ml in heart blood and 79 ng/ml in femoral blood. The drug addict had only an autodidactic medical knowledge, but had inserted himself a permanent cannula for intravenous injection of propofol several times a day. The injection material was bought via online auctions from eBay. The case illustrates how job-related drug dependencies become indistinct due to the free access to information and goods via the Internet.

Translated title of the contributionLethal mixed intoxication with propofol in a medical layman
Original languageGerman
JournalArchiv fur Kriminologie
Issue number5-6
Pages (from-to)153-160
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 05.2006


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