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Hypothermia Deaths in Van Province, Turkey

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.578
Pages: 
96-102
Synopsis: 
This study evaluated autopsy findings in hypothermia-related deaths in Van Province (Turkey), a city near the Turkey–Iran border. Autopsy reports of 43 hypothermia fatalities were retrospectively reviewed. There were antemortem traumas in 16 cases (37.2%), cold erythema in 26 cases (60.5%), bloody discolouration in the synovial fluid in 11 cases (84.6%), and Wischnewski spots in 32 cases (74.4%).

ABSTRACT

Objective: To evaluate autopsy findings in hypothermia-related deaths in Van Province, Turkey, a city near the Turkey–Iran border.

Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2017
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