Hyperthermia and postmortem biochemical investigations.

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
Hyperthermia and postmortem biochemical investigations.
Journal
International Journal of Legal Medicine
Author(s)
Palmiere C., Mangin P.
ISSN
1437-1596 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0937-9827
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2013
Volume
127
Number
1
Pages
93-102
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Abstract
The postmortem diagnosis of heat-related deaths presents certain difficulties. Firstly, preterminal or terminal body temperatures are often not available. Additionally, macroscopic and microscopic findings are nonspecific or inconclusive and depend on survival duration after exposure. The diagnosis of hyperthermia is therefore essentially based on scene investigation, the circumstances of death, and the reasonable exclusion of other causes of death. Immunohistochemistry and postmortem biochemical investigations have been performed by several authors in order to better circumstantiate the physiopathology of hyperthermia and provide further information to confirm or exclude a heat-related cause of death. Biochemical markers, such as electrolytes, hormones, blood proteins, enzymes, and neurotransmitters, have been analyzed in blood and other biological fluids to improve the diagnostic potential of autopsy, histology, and immunohistochemistry. The aim of this article is to present a review of the medicolegal literature pertaining to the postmortem biochemical investigations that are associated with heat-related deaths.
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