Postmortem urinary alcohol is unreliable in diabetes

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7152.206a (Published 18 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:206
  1. William Alexander, Consultant physician
  1. Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh EH4 2XU

    EDITOR–Pounder's editorial states that raised blood alcohol concentrations at postmortem examination may be misleading and should be corroborated by analysis of other body fluids such as vitreous humour or bladder urine.1 I would like to issue a word of caution …

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