Plants - Drugs Mind - Spirit Freedom - Law Arts - Culture Library  
Erowid References Database
Neerman MF, Frost RE, Deking J. 
“A Drug Fatality Involving Kratom”. 
J Forensic Sci. 2012 Oct 22.
A 17-year-old white man who showed no obvious signs of trauma was found unresponsive in bed and was pronounced dead at the scene. The decedent had a documented history of heroin abuse and chronic back pain and reportedly self-medicated with Kratom (mitragynine). The autopsy was remarkable only for pulmonary congestion and edema and a distended bladder, both of which are consistent with, though not diagnostic of, opiate use. A laboratory work-up revealed therapeutic levels of over-the-counter cold medications and benzodiazepines. However, of interest was a level of mitragynine at 0.60 mg/L. Given the facts of the case, the Medical Examiner certified the cause of death as "possible Kratom toxicity" and the manner of death was classified as "accident."
Comments and Responses to this Article
Submit Comment
[ Cite HTML ]