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Philippe Camus, M.D.
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Death following exposure or poisoning
Can be sudden cardiac death
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Drug and radiation history
Drug singularity - Correct identification of the drug
Consistent timing of exposure v. onset of symptoms
Clinical, imaging, BAL, pathological pattern consistent with the specific drug
Careful exlusion of another cause
Remission of symptoms with removal of drug
Recurrence with rechallenge (rarely advisable)
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Abused drugs/substances (illicit-, street drugs - IV/inhaled)
Talc (inhaled, sniffed, i.v., intrapleural)
Recent cocaine use is a significant risk factor for sudden cardiovascular death in 15-49-year-old subjects: a forensic case-control study.
Cocaine-related sudden death: a prospective investigation in south-west Spain.
Underlying causes of cocaine, amphetamine and opioid related deaths in Australia.
Asthma deaths confounded by substance abuse. An assessment of fatal asthma.