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Death from 2,4-Dinitrophenol Poisoning: An Autopsy Case

Jung M, Lee SJ, Yoo SH, Kim HS

DNP (2,4-dinitrophenol) has been commonly used as a weight loss aid; in particular, it has been used by body builders to achieve significant fat loss while maintaining muscle mass. The...
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Intentional Death Caused by the Overdose of Nonprescription Drugs: An Autopsy Case of Acetaminophen Poisoning

Kim M, Lee SD, Kim MY

Acetaminophen or paracetamol (N-acetyl-para-aminophenol [APAP]) is a safe and effective antipyretic and analgesic drug and is a representative nonprescription drug. However, APAP is one of the most common nonprescription drugs...
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Two Cases of the Postmortem Testing of Ethyl Glucuronide and Beta-hydroxybutyrate for Chronic Alcoholism

Jo YH, Kong BK, Min JS, Choi I, Seo JU, Kwon M

To determine chronic alcoholism (or alcohol abuse) in postmortem cases, investigating the evidence in incident (or medical) reports is important, but it may not be certain. The indicator of alcohol...
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Unusual Asphyxia: Two Autopsy Cases Report

Na YS, Park JH

Asphyxia is primarily observed in either suicide or homicide. We encountered two unusual autopsy cases, which were extremely rare and atypical, with respect to the manner or cause of death....
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Progress in Method and Reliability of Diatom Test in Drowning

Huh GY

The forensic significance of the diatom test in diagnosing death due to drowning has been controversial for a long time as diatoms are detected in the non-drowning cases as well....
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Proposal of Comprehensive Act for Postmortem Examination to Improve Death Certification System

Kim YS, Kim TE

It is in a country’s best legal interests to guarantee the protection of the right to life within a nation’s constitution. Most countries operate a postmortem investigation system to ensure...
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