Fatal ethyl and methyl alcohol-related poisoning in Ankara: A retrospective analysis of 10,720 cases between 2001 and 2011

Celik S., Karapirli M., Kandemir E., Ucar F., Kantarci M. N., Gurler M., ...More

JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE, vol.20, no.3, pp.151-154, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Methyl and ethyl alcohol poisoning are still responsible for high morbidity and mortality rates. The purpose of this retrospective study was to examine ethyl and methyl alcohol poisoning related deaths in Ankara and surrounding cities between 2001 and 2011 and compare them with previous studied conducted in Turkey and other countries. For this purpose, 10,720 medico-legal autopsy cases performed in Ankara Branch of the Council of Forensic Medicine were reviewed in terms of alcohol poisonings.