Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

Forensic Analysis of Diatoms in Drowning: Extraction and Procedure

Forensic Analysis of Diatoms in Drowning cases

Diatoms are living algae with a silica cell wall which are microscopic and unicellular. They are basically helpful in the diagnosis of antemortem drowning cases. So, for that, a proper forensic analysis is performed— from extraction to identification of diatoms. Types of Samples Collected For Forensic Diatoms Analysis In every diatoms analysis, two types of …

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Draughtsman Appearance: Colonies Structure & Morphology

Draughtsman Appearance of Colonies

Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococci), a human microbial pathogen, responsible for pneumatic infection in the 19th century. And it can be diagnosed by Draughtsman Appearance of their colonies. Draughtsman appearance is an indicative culture-based test for Pneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumoniae). They are usually seen in 24 – 48 hrs of prolonged incubation in blood agar as young alpha-hemolytic …

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Paltauf Hemorrhage: Causes, Symptoms [Forensic Medicine]

Paltauf Hemorrhages seen in

In this post, we had listed down the causes, signs, color, and mechanism of Paltauf Hemorrhage along with frequently asked questions. What is Paltauf Hemorrhage? Hemorrhages on the anterior surface of the lungs, present subpleurally with shining pale pink or bluish-red in color, usually of 1cm to 2cm in diameter are called Paltauf hemorrhages. They …

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Age Estimation From Teeth: All Forensic Odontology Tables Included

Dental Age Estimation From Teeth: All Tables Included

Estimation of age from teeth is quite a viable tool in human identification. There are many age determination methods to determine the relative age of a person, and with this article, we try to cover all the dental age estimation techniques that are important for the examination point of view. So, in this concise article …

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