An announced suicide with ecstasy

Libiseller,K.; Pavlic,M.; Grubwieser,P.; Rabl,W.
Most cases of ecstasy overdose turn out to be accidental, whereas suicide attempts with designer drugs occur only sporadically. We report an announced suicide by means of a combination of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and 3,4-methylenedioxyethylamphetamine (MDEA). During autopsy, sampling for toxicological investigation (peripheral blood, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, bile and gastric contents) occurred. Serum concentrations as high as 13.33 mg/l for MDMA, 7.32 mg/l for MDEA and 0.43 mg/l for 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine were found. Ecstasy tablets, which were confiscated by the police a few days earlier, showed also a combination of MDMA and MDEA. This fact suggests that the ingested tablets probably came from the same source as the seized pills
Int J Legal Med 2007 121(1):40-43
Tags: 3,4-Methylenedioxyamphetamine; Austria; autopsy; blood; Suicide; urine
PubMed: 16175411
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