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Autopsy Reveals Possible Cause Of Mohbad’s Death

Despite the previous report stating that pathologists were unable to determine the cause of Mohbad’s death during an autopsy, a new theory has emerged.

According to the Cable newspaper, the autopsy and toxicology tests conducted at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital revealed that Mohbad’s death could have been caused by a fatal anaphylactic shock or drug reaction.

This new development contradicts the initial findings presented by forensic scientist and pathologist Sunday Osiyemi during the coroner’s inquest.

Anaphylactic shock is a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.

It’s caused by the immune system releasing chemicals that can lead to shock, such as a sudden drop in blood pressure and narrowed airways that make it hard to breathe.

The hospital collected samples of Mohbad’s gastric content, blood, bone marrow, liver, kidney, and lung for toxicology testing, as mentioned in the report.

It was also noted that anatomical and pathological findings showed an injury on Mohbad’s right forearm, and his body was exhumed with moderate to severe decomposition eight days after burial.

The autopsy results, as per the report, did not show any significant gross findings related to the singer’s death.

Furthermore, the report highlighted the presence of Diphenhydramine, an antihistamine, in the toxicology results. Antihistamines are commonly used to address symptoms of allergies, stomach problems, colds, and anxiety, among other medical conditions.

Autopsy report

The Cable quotes of the report goes thus: “It is noteworthy that the body neither had an autopsy nor embalmed before interment on the second day.

“Following the Order for Exhumation, the body was exhumed on 21/09/2023 (8 days after the burial). Autopsy revealed moderate to marked decomposition of organs. Apart from the superficial injury on the right forearm, no significant gross finding could be attributed to death.

“Against this background, samples were taken for toxicology. This is to determine if there was any anaphylactic reaction, substance abuse, overdosage, or common household poisoning. Toxicology revealed positive findings of Diphenhydramine, an anti-histamine; however, this concentration was not in a fatal or lethal range. The other analytics were unremarkable.

“In determining fatal anaphylactic shock, a blood sample must be taken as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, this was prevented or made impossible by the burial of the deceased on the second day. In the light of the preceding, the cause of death could not be ascertained.

“However, the possibility of a fatal anaphylactic shock (drug reaction) could be considered given the absence of any significant post-mortem and toxicology findings.”

Source – Tru News Report


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