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Postmortem biochemistry: mith or reality?
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23rd International Meeting on Forensic Medicine Alpe-Adria-Pannonia
Lausanne, Suisse, 26-28 juin 2014
Postmortem biochemistry is becoming increasingly essential in the forensic casework and considerable progress has been made over the past years. Biochemical analyses of blood, postmortem serum, pericardial fluid, vitreous humor and urine may indeed provide significant information in identifying the cause of death as well as characterizing the precipitating conditions and the predisposing disorders. Postmortem biochemical analyses are decisive in determining the cause of death when the pathophysiological changes involved in the process cannot be otherwise ascertained by morphological investigations (mainly diabetic and alcoholic ketoacidosis). It can also provide significant information and useful support in numerous situations on forensic interest, including cold exposure-related deaths, fatal anaphylaxis, bacterial infection-related fatalities and hormonal disturbances. In this report we present an overview pertaining to the diagnostic performance of classical and novel biochemical markers in the forensic setting.
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