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Sudden Death in Multiple Sclerosis Associated with Sun Exposure: a Report of Two Cases

     Simon P Avis and William EM Pryse-Phillips

Abstract:   Background: Two cases of sudden unexpected deaths in patients with multiple sclerosis were investigated by the Office of The Chief Forensic Pathologist. Method: Case studies. Results: Marked similarities of the deaths, including circumstances, scene examination, and autopsy findings including a complete drug screen were recorded. Conclusions: Exposure to high ambient temperature may pose a danger to patients with multiple sclerosis. Mechanisms of death and the potential dangers to patients with clinically widespread disease are discussed.

Can. J. Neurol. Sci. 1995; 22: 305-307

 


 
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