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@article{2ba2d1e25ae04d3baa3b7a2ed9e70416,
title = "Commentary on: Attafi IM, Albeishy MY, Oraiby ME, Khardali IA, Shaikhain GA, Fageeh MM. Postmortem Distribution of Cathinone and Cathine in Human Biological Specimens in a Case of Death Associated with Khat Chewing. Arab J Forensic Sci Forensic Med. 2018 Jun 7;1(7).",
abstract = "The interpretation of post-mortem human tissue toxicology levels may be affected by the sampling site chosen. It is important to bear this in mind when looking at the psychoactive constituents of khat (Catha edulis Forsk.) that has been consumed and has contributed to or caused death. The post-mortem levels of cathine, cathinone and norephedrine/ norpseudoephedrine are very rarely reported, thereby making it impossible for toxicologists, pathologists and others investigating khat-related fatalities to decide if a level is toxic or fatal. This paper presents all the published data that exists to help start documenting this neglected area. Such information should be collected and reported on a systematic basis to facilitate correct interpretations in the future. ",
keywords = "khat, deaths, fatalities, toxicology, interpretation",
author = "John Corkery and Fabrizio Schifano and Amira Guirguis",
note = "{\textcopyright} 2019. AJFSFM. This is an open access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons, Attribution-NonCommercial License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).",
year = "2019",
month = dec,
day = "31",
language = "English",
volume = "1",
pages = "1473--1475",
journal = "Arab Journal of Forensic Sciences & Forensic Medicine",
number = "10",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Commentary on: Attafi IM, Albeishy MY, Oraiby ME, Khardali IA, Shaikhain GA, Fageeh MM. Postmortem Distribution of Cathinone and Cathine in Human Biological Specimens in a Case of Death Associated with Khat Chewing. Arab J Forensic Sci Forensic Med. 2018 Jun 7;1(7).

AU - Corkery, John

AU - Schifano, Fabrizio

AU - Guirguis, Amira

N1 - © 2019. AJFSFM. This is an open access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons, Attribution-NonCommercial License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

PY - 2019/12/31

Y1 - 2019/12/31

N2 - The interpretation of post-mortem human tissue toxicology levels may be affected by the sampling site chosen. It is important to bear this in mind when looking at the psychoactive constituents of khat (Catha edulis Forsk.) that has been consumed and has contributed to or caused death. The post-mortem levels of cathine, cathinone and norephedrine/ norpseudoephedrine are very rarely reported, thereby making it impossible for toxicologists, pathologists and others investigating khat-related fatalities to decide if a level is toxic or fatal. This paper presents all the published data that exists to help start documenting this neglected area. Such information should be collected and reported on a systematic basis to facilitate correct interpretations in the future.

AB - The interpretation of post-mortem human tissue toxicology levels may be affected by the sampling site chosen. It is important to bear this in mind when looking at the psychoactive constituents of khat (Catha edulis Forsk.) that has been consumed and has contributed to or caused death. The post-mortem levels of cathine, cathinone and norephedrine/ norpseudoephedrine are very rarely reported, thereby making it impossible for toxicologists, pathologists and others investigating khat-related fatalities to decide if a level is toxic or fatal. This paper presents all the published data that exists to help start documenting this neglected area. Such information should be collected and reported on a systematic basis to facilitate correct interpretations in the future.

KW - khat

KW - deaths

KW - fatalities

KW - toxicology

KW - interpretation

M3 - Comment/debate

VL - 1

SP - 1473

EP - 1475

JO - Arab Journal of Forensic Sciences & Forensic Medicine

JF - Arab Journal of Forensic Sciences & Forensic Medicine

IS - 10

ER -