The brick red colour of post mortem lividity is seen in poisoning due to?
A. Carbon monoxide
B. Hydrogen sulphide
Correct answer : D. Cyanide
- Some poisons impart characteristic colourations which is known as postmortem lividity.
- Carbon monoxide – Cherry pink
- Hydrogen sulphide – Greenish blue
- Phosphorus – Brown
Ref: Textbook of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, V. V. Pillay, 14th edition, p369.