An evaluation of childhood deaths in turkey due to yellow phosphorus in firecrackers

Yellow phosphorus (YP) is a powerful protoplasmic poison used in the manufacturing of matches, pest poisons, firecrackers, firework cracker, lights for watches, military ammunition, and agriculture fertilizer. YP is extremely flammable and toxic and easily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. In this study, we examined childhood deaths from 1997 to 2012 resulting from the ingestion of firecrackers. The patients ranged from 2 to 15 years of age and were admitted to the hospital with a variety of symptoms. Those that presented with nausea, vomiting, and hypotension rapidly deteriorated and entered a coma. An autopsy was performed in all but one of the 16 cases reviewed. Macroscopically, the livers had a yellowish discoloration with petechial bleeding. Histopathologic examination revealed acute toxic hepatitis. In conclusion, these firecrackers are found in corner shops throughout Turkey, may cause death in children with little warning, and should be banned to prevent further deaths. © 2015 American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Yazar Yılmaz, Rıza
Yılmaz, Eyüp
Özdemir, Veli
Can, Muhammet
Pakiş, Işıl
Pişkin, İbrahim E.
Dokgöz, Halis
Özer, Erdal
Numanoğlu, Kemal Varın
Yayın Türü Article
Tek Biçim Adres https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12628/4205
Tek Biçim Adres 10.1111/1556-4029.12702
Konu Başlıkları Autopsy
Childhood deaths
Firecracker
Forensic science
Intoxication
Toxic hepatitis
Yellow phosphorus
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Tıp Fakültesi
Cerrahi Bilimler Bölümü
Makale Koleksiyonu (Cerrahi Bilimler Bölümü)
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Dergi Adı Journal of Forensic Sciences
Dergi Cilt Bilgisi 60
Dergi Sayısı 3
Sayfalar 648 - 652
Yayın Yılı 2015
Eser Adı
[dc.title]
An evaluation of childhood deaths in turkey due to yellow phosphorus in firecrackers
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Yılmaz, Rıza
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Yılmaz, Eyüp
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Özdemir, Veli
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Can, Muhammet
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Pakiş, Işıl
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Pişkin, İbrahim E.
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Dokgöz, Halis
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Özer, Erdal
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Numanoğlu, Kemal Varın
Yayın Yılı
[dc.date.issued]
2015
Yayıncı
[dc.publisher]
Blackwell Publishing Inc.
Yayın Türü
[dc.type]
article
Özet
[dc.description.abstract]
Yellow phosphorus (YP) is a powerful protoplasmic poison used in the manufacturing of matches, pest poisons, firecrackers, firework cracker, lights for watches, military ammunition, and agriculture fertilizer. YP is extremely flammable and toxic and easily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. In this study, we examined childhood deaths from 1997 to 2012 resulting from the ingestion of firecrackers. The patients ranged from 2 to 15 years of age and were admitted to the hospital with a variety of symptoms. Those that presented with nausea, vomiting, and hypotension rapidly deteriorated and entered a coma. An autopsy was performed in all but one of the 16 cases reviewed. Macroscopically, the livers had a yellowish discoloration with petechial bleeding. Histopathologic examination revealed acute toxic hepatitis. In conclusion, these firecrackers are found in corner shops throughout Turkey, may cause death in children with little warning, and should be banned to prevent further deaths. © 2015 American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Kayıt Giriş Tarihi
[dc.date.accessioned]
2019-12-23
Açık Erişim Tarihi
[dc.date.available]
2019-12-23
Yayın Dili
[dc.language.iso]
eng
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Autopsy
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Childhood deaths
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Firecracker
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Forensic science
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Intoxication
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Toxic hepatitis
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Yellow phosphorus
Haklar
[dc.rights]
info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess
ISSN
[dc.identifier.issn]
0022-1198
İlk Sayfa Sayısı
[dc.identifier.startpage]
648
Son Sayfa Sayısı
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652
Dergi Adı
[dc.relation.journal]
Journal of Forensic Sciences
Dergi Sayısı
[dc.identifier.issue]
3
Dergi Cilt Bilgisi
[dc.identifier.volume]
60
Tek Biçim Adres
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https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.12702
Tek Biçim Adres
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https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12628/4205
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