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Philippe Camus, M.D.
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Death following inhalation of compound - Sniffing 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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Amyl-nitrite, butyl-nitrite, isobutyl-nitrite
Carbon monoxide (CO)
Chlorine (dichlorine: Cl2)
Nitric oxide (NO)
Oxygen (dioxygen, O2)
Riot control agents (RCA)
Domino effect: An unusual case of six fatal hydrogen sulfide poisonings in quick succession.
A multicenter retrospective survey on a suicide trend using hydrogen sulfide in Japan.
The Immediate Pulmonary Disease Pattern following Exposure to High Concentrations of Chlorine Gas.