The brick red colour of post mortem lividity? – Forensic MCQ

The brick red colour of post mortem lividity is seen in poisoning due to?
A. Carbon monoxide
B. Hydrogen sulphide
C. Phosphorus
D. Cyanide

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.

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