A Death of a Man Due to Strong Acid Trauma at a Rice Field, a Homicide or Suicide ?

Sains Medika

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Title A Death of a Man Due to Strong Acid Trauma at a Rice Field, a Homicide or Suicide ?
 
Creator Trisnadi, Setyo
 
Subject Homicide or suicide; strong acids; forensic examination; the cause of death.
 
Description In general highly corrosive acids or bases injury can occur due to deliberate or unintentional, such as workplace-related accidence, vocational negligence, unintentional child corrosive poisonings. Acids are considered to be corrosive when it has a high concentration, are irritants at moderate concentrations, and stimulant at low concentrations. This is a report of a strong acid poisioning case of a 60 year-old- man found dead in the middle of a rice field in Demak in September 2015. The victim was one of the farmers protesting the illegal dredging project. At the crime scene, a hoe and a bottle made of “plastic” (used fertilizer container, classified as moderate acid) lying beside the deceased, giving an impression that he commited suicide by consuming the liquid. External examination revealed: burn marks are red brown or black, dry and hard on the eyelids, nostrils, lips, tongue, neck and chest. The results of the examination showed: 1. Mucosal irritation, with a bright red and brownish red, accompanied by ulceration. It was also found irritation in tongue, larynx and edemous glottis and esophagus. 2. Pseudomembranous inflammation of the trachea and bronchi which resulted in superficial epithelial damage and necrosis affect submucosal layer. 3. Brain edema due to anoxia. The forensic examination confirms that the cause of death was homicide.
 
Publisher Fakultas Kedokteran; Universitas Islam Sultan Agung (UNISSULA)
 
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Date 2016-06-23
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://jurnal.unissula.ac.id/index.php/sainsmedika/article/view/1170
 
Source Sains Medika; Vol 7, No 1 (2016): January - June 2016; 35-39
2339-093X
2085-1545
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://jurnal.unissula.ac.id/index.php/sainsmedika/article/view/1170/903
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Setyo Trisnadi
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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