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Unexpected custodial death due to acute epiglottitis: A rare autopsy case report.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Feb; 97(7):e9941.M

Abstract

RATIONALE

Acute epiglottitis is a potentially life-threaten disease, which makes it more challenging to save the life for doctors. Unexpected deaths in custody are a primary cause of concern for the forensic community and doctor worldwide.

PATIENT CONCERNS

We present a case of a 44-year-old male detainee who was clinically suspected of dying of acute epiglottitis. The man experienced failure of resuscitation and died after admitted to a hospital.

DIAGNOSES

The autopsy, toxicological testing, the test of immunoglobulin E and bacterial culture suggested the patient died of acute epiglottitis.

INTERVENTIONS

The bacterial culture was performed to imprecisely identify the cause of death.

OUTCOMES

The bacterial culture of the patient's heart blood and nasal and throat swabs showed the presence of the pathogenic microorganism Haemophilus influenza type B.

LESSONS

We aim to provide a reference to the medical and forensic community and remind the local law enforcement agencies on the problems present within the correctional healthcare system through this case report. Additionally, we also aim to increase the current knowledge and understanding on custodial deaths caused by natural diseases.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Forensic Medicine, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan.Division of Forensic Science, Fujian Provincial Department of Public Security, Fuzhou.Department of Forensic Medicine, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan.Department of Forensic Medicine, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan.Shanghai Key Laboratory of Forensic Medicine, Shanghai Forensic Service Platform, Institute of Forensic Science, Ministry of Justice, PRC, Shanghai, P.R. China.Department of Forensic Medicine, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan.Department of Forensic Medicine, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29443781

Citation

Wu, Shifan, et al. "Unexpected Custodial Death Due to Acute Epiglottitis: a Rare Autopsy Case Report." Medicine, vol. 97, no. 7, 2018, pp. e9941.
Wu S, Zhuo L, Qiu X, et al. Unexpected custodial death due to acute epiglottitis: A rare autopsy case report. Medicine (Baltimore). 2018;97(7):e9941.
Wu, S., Zhuo, L., Qiu, X., Ding, Z., Yang, M., Pan, M., & Liu, Q. (2018). Unexpected custodial death due to acute epiglottitis: A rare autopsy case report. Medicine, 97(7), e9941. https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000009941
Wu S, et al. Unexpected Custodial Death Due to Acute Epiglottitis: a Rare Autopsy Case Report. Medicine (Baltimore). 2018;97(7):e9941. PubMed PMID: 29443781.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Unexpected custodial death due to acute epiglottitis: A rare autopsy case report. AU - Wu,Shifan, AU - Zhuo,Luo, AU - Qiu,Xingang, AU - Ding,Zijiao, AU - Yang,Mingzhen, AU - Pan,Meichen, AU - Liu,Qian, PY - 2018/2/15/entrez PY - 2018/2/15/pubmed PY - 2018/2/21/medline SP - e9941 EP - e9941 JF - Medicine JO - Medicine (Baltimore) VL - 97 IS - 7 N2 - RATIONALE: Acute epiglottitis is a potentially life-threaten disease, which makes it more challenging to save the life for doctors. Unexpected deaths in custody are a primary cause of concern for the forensic community and doctor worldwide. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present a case of a 44-year-old male detainee who was clinically suspected of dying of acute epiglottitis. The man experienced failure of resuscitation and died after admitted to a hospital. DIAGNOSES: The autopsy, toxicological testing, the test of immunoglobulin E and bacterial culture suggested the patient died of acute epiglottitis. INTERVENTIONS: The bacterial culture was performed to imprecisely identify the cause of death. OUTCOMES: The bacterial culture of the patient's heart blood and nasal and throat swabs showed the presence of the pathogenic microorganism Haemophilus influenza type B. LESSONS: We aim to provide a reference to the medical and forensic community and remind the local law enforcement agencies on the problems present within the correctional healthcare system through this case report. Additionally, we also aim to increase the current knowledge and understanding on custodial deaths caused by natural diseases. SN - 1536-5964 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29443781/Unexpected_custodial_death_due_to_acute_epiglottitis:_A_rare_autopsy_case_report_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000009941 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -