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Death from petrol inhalation after an armoured vehicle rollover
  1. M L Davies1,
  2. T K Rowlands2
  1. 1Department of Surgery, Frimley Park Hospital, Camberley, UK
  2. 2Department of Orthopaedics, Peterborough District Hospital, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Captain M L Davies, Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit (Frimley Park), Frimley Park Hospital, Portsmouth Road, Camberley, Surrey GU16 5UJ, UK; 


A case is reported of cardiac arrest in a young man after an armoured vehicle rollover accident. The proposed mechanism of death is myocardial sensitisation to endogenous catecholamines after exposure to petroleum fuel.

  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • accidents
  • petroleum
  • armoured vehicles
  • inhalational exposure
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  • Conflicts of interest: none declared.

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