Wischnewski spots in fatal burns

Tanuj Kanchan, Kochukarottil Satish Babu Savithry, Disha Geriani, Alok Atreya

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Abstract

The occurrence of Wischnewski spots in fatal hypothermia has been considered an important indicator of reduced core temperatures, its incidence varying between 40 and 100%. Though many human and animal studies have been conducted to study this phenomenon, the underlying mechanisms contributing to the formation of Wischnewski spots are still not clearly understood. They have been largely reported in human deaths occurring from exposure to freezing temperatures. This is the first reported case of Wischnewski spots observed in a case of fatal burns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-55
Number of pages4
JournalThe Medico-legal journal
Volume84
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2016
Externally publishedYes

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Burns
Temperature
Hypothermia
Freezing
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Kanchan, T., Babu Savithry, K. S., Geriani, D., & Atreya, A. (2016). Wischnewski spots in fatal burns. The Medico-legal journal, 84(1), 52-55. https://doi.org/10.1177/0025817215580900
Kanchan, Tanuj ; Babu Savithry, Kochukarottil Satish ; Geriani, Disha ; Atreya, Alok. / Wischnewski spots in fatal burns. In: The Medico-legal journal. 2016 ; Vol. 84, No. 1. pp. 52-55.
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Wischnewski spots in fatal burns. / Kanchan, Tanuj; Babu Savithry, Kochukarottil Satish; Geriani, Disha; Atreya, Alok.

In: The Medico-legal journal, Vol. 84, No. 1, 01.03.2016, p. 52-55.

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Kanchan T, Babu Savithry KS, Geriani D, Atreya A. Wischnewski spots in fatal burns. The Medico-legal journal. 2016 Mar 1;84(1):52-55. https://doi.org/10.1177/0025817215580900