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Forensic Analysis of Melamine-tainted Milk Powder Poisoning:Six Fatal Cases
Pages: 204-205,210
Year: Issue:  3
Journal: Journal of Forensic Medicine

Keyword:  forensic toxicologypoisoningm elam inem ilk pow der;
Abstract: Objective To analyze the m edical records of poisoned children to provide references for the forensic identification ofmelam ine-tainted milk pow der poisoning. Methods M edical records of six fatal cases of consum ing som e brandmelam ine-tainted milk pow der w ere studied, specifically the poisoning sym ptom s, m edical im aging, blood biochem ical tests, treatm ent and prognosis. Results The m ajor m edical problems of these eight-m onth sick infants w ere urinary tract obstruction caused by urinary tract calculi. The poisoned infants developed oliguria, anuria and other sym ptom s, eventually, acute renal failure or other com plications leaded to death. The serum BUN and Crabnorm ally increased. Conclusion B y con-sidering the toxicological effects of melam ine, it was concluded that the deaths of these sick infants w ere related to themelam ine poisoning.
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