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Revista de Chimie, Volume 70, Issue 7, pp. 2471-2476 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.37358/RC.19.7.7363

Camelia Liana Buhas, Bogdan Adrian Buhas, Lucia Georgeta Daina, Bianca Hanganu, Irina Smaranda Manoilescu, Claudia Teodora Judea Pusta, Andreea Alexandra Hlescu, Cornelia Mircea, Mihaela Cristina Somlea, Paula Marian, Beatrice Gabriela Ioan

Multiple Fatal Intoxications Caused by Improper Consumption of an Alcoholic Para-Pharmaceutical Product

Abstract:

Ingestion of cheap para-pharmaceuticals (such as disinfectants, deodorizing solutions, etc.) which are designed only for external use is an unfortunate habit encountered in the recent decades in the economically disadvantaged areas of Romania inhabited by poor, uninformed, and sanitary uneducated population. These para-pharmaceutical products are based on different concentrations of ethanol. Occasionally, the manufacturer modifies the product formula, or worse omits on the label that the ethanol was replaced with methanol, resulting in mass poisoning with a large number of casualties. The authors present a case of mass poisoning by methanol that occurred during one month and resulted in 40 cases of methanol intoxication. Only 5 out of the 40 victims survived the intoxication. All the dead victims underwent medico-legal autopsy which revealed only general features, liable to poisoning. The toxicological examination result was positive for methanol in all the cases. All the intoxicated victims were homeless; they were heavy ethanol consumers, especially of the product rubbing alcohol. The male: female ratio was 31:4 and the age range was between 25 and 70 years old, with an average of 50 years. All the victims were hospitalized in deep coma, showing obvious pathological changes specific to chronic ethanol consumption. Conclusions: some alcoholic para-pharmaceutical products manufactured for external use are ingested by chronic ethanol drinkers. When these products contain methanol, they can cause severe intoxication followed by an impressively large number of deaths.
Keywords:
alcoholic para-pharmaceutical; methanol; ethanol; intoxication; death

Issue: 2019 Volume 70, Number 7
Pages: 2471-2476
https://doi.org/10.37358/RC.19.7.7363
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BUHAS, C.L., BUHAS, B.A., DAINA, L.G., HANGANU, B., MANOILESCU, I.S., PUSTA, C.T.J., HLESCU, A.A., MIRCEA, C., SOMLEA, M.C., MARIAN, P., IOAN, B.G., Rev.Chim., 70, no. 7, 2019, p. 2471

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Buhas CL, Buhas BA, Daina LG, Hanganu B, Manoilescu IS, Pusta CTJ, Hlescu AA, Mircea C, Somlea MC, Marian P, Ioan BG. Multiple Fatal Intoxications Caused by Improper Consumption of an Alcoholic Para-Pharmaceutical Product. REV.CHIM.[internet]. 2019 Jul;70(7):2471-2476. Available from: https://doi.org/10.37358/RC.19.7.7363


APA 6th edition
Buhas, C.L., Buhas, B.A., Daina, L.G., Hanganu, B., Manoilescu, I.S., Pusta, C.T.J.,... Ioan, B.G. (2019). Multiple Fatal Intoxications Caused by Improper Consumption of an Alcoholic Para-Pharmaceutical Product. Revista de Chimie, 70(7), 2471-2476. https://doi.org/10.37358/RC.19.7.7363


Harvard
Buhas, C.L., Buhas, B.A., Daina, L.G., Hanganu, B., Manoilescu, I.S., Pusta, C.T.J., Hlescu, A.A., Mircea, C., Somlea, M.C., Marian, P., Ioan, B.G. (2019). 'Multiple Fatal Intoxications Caused by Improper Consumption of an Alcoholic Para-Pharmaceutical Product', Revista de Chimie, 70(7), pp. 2471-2476. https://doi.org/10.37358/RC.19.7.7363


IEEE
C.L. Buhas, B.A. Buhas, L.G. Daina, B. Hanganu, I.S. Manoilescu, C.T.J. Pusta, A.A. Hlescu, C. Mircea, M.C. Somlea, P. Marian, B.G. Ioan, "Multiple Fatal Intoxications Caused by Improper Consumption of an Alcoholic Para-Pharmaceutical Product". Revista de Chimie, vol. 70, no. 7, pp. 2471-2476, 2019. [online]. https://doi.org/10.37358/RC.19.7.7363


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Camelia Liana Buhas, Bogdan Adrian Buhas, Lucia Georgeta Daina, Bianca Hanganu, Irina Smaranda Manoilescu, Claudia Teodora Judea Pusta, Andreea Alexandra Hlescu, Cornelia Mircea, Mihaela Cristina Somlea, Paula Marian, Beatrice Gabriela Ioan,
Multiple Fatal Intoxications Caused by Improper Consumption of an Alcoholic Para-Pharmaceutical Product,
Revista de Chimie,
Volume 70, Issue 7,
2019,
Pages 2471-2476,
ISSN 2668-8212,
https://doi.org/10.37358/RC.19.7.7363.
(https://revistadechimie.ro/Articles.asp?ID=7363)
Keywords: alcoholic para-pharmaceutical; methanol; ethanol; intoxication; death


RIS
TY - JOUR
T1 - Multiple Fatal Intoxications Caused by Improper Consumption of an Alcoholic Para-Pharmaceutical Product
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A2 - Buhas, Bogdan Adrian
A3 - Daina, Lucia Georgeta
A4 - Hanganu, Bianca
A5 - Manoilescu, Irina Smaranda
A6 - Pusta, Claudia Teodora Judea
A7 - Hlescu, Andreea Alexandra
A8 - Mircea, Cornelia
A9 - Somlea, Mihaela Cristina
A10 - Marian, Paula
A11 - Ioan, Beatrice Gabriela
JF - Revista de Chimie
JO - Rev.Chim.
PB - Revista de Chimie SRL
SN - 2668-8212
Y1 - 2019
VL - 70
IS - 7
SP - 2471
EP - 2476
UR - https://doi.org/10.37358/RC.19.7.7363
KW - alcoholic para-pharmaceutical
KW - methanol
KW - ethanol
KW - intoxication
KW - death
ER -


BibTex
@article{RevCh2019P2471,
author = {Buhas Camelia Liana and Buhas Bogdan Adrian and Daina Lucia Georgeta and Hanganu Bianca and Manoilescu Irina Smaranda and Pusta Claudia Teodora Judea and Hlescu Andreea Alexandra and Mircea Cornelia and Somlea Mihaela Cristina and Marian Paula and Ioan Beatrice Gabriela},
title = {Multiple Fatal Intoxications Caused by Improper Consumption of an Alcoholic Para-Pharmaceutical Product},
journal = {Revista de Chimie},
volume = {70},
number = {7},
pages = {2471-2476},
year = {2019},
issn = {2668-8212},
doi = {https://doi.org/10.37358/RC.19.7.7363},
url = {https://revistadechimie.ro/Articles.asp?ID=7363}
}
 
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