Ecstasy - deadly risk even outside rave parties (Case report)

Libiseller,K.; Pavlic,M.; Grubwieser,P.; Rabl,W.
Fatalities due to 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, "ecstasy") are rare in Austria, although the use of designer drugs has become quite common. This is the first published case of a fatal MDMA intoxication in Austria. A 19-year-old girl died after the consumption of ecstasy tablets in the apartment of a friend. Blood analysis gave a concentration of MDMA as 3.8 mg/L and traces of its metabolite MDA. Cannabinoids were found as well. This case shows that the consumption of MDMA, without physical stress, can lead to death
Forensic Sci Int 2005 153(2-3):227-230
Tags: 3,4-Methylenedioxyamphetamine; adult; Anoxia; Asphyxia; Austria; blood; Brain Edema; Cannabinoids; case report; chemically induced; female; forensic medicine; Hallucinogens; Heart Ventricles; Hemorrhage; human; Liver; Mass Fragmentography; N-Methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine; pathology; poisoning; Pulmonary Edema; Shock
PubMed: 16139114
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