A STUDY TO EVALUATE OF TIME SINCE DEATH FROM POTASSIUM LEVEL OF VITREOUS HUMOUR

A STUDY TO EVALUATE OF TIME SINCE DEATH FROM POTASSIUM LEVEL OF VITREOUS HUMOUR

Authors

  • Umang P Patel Government Medical College, Surat
  • Jigneshkumar Patel Government Medical College, Surat
  • Pranav Prajapati SMIMER, Surat
  • Ganesh Govekar Government Medical College, Surat

Keywords:

Post mortem interval, Potassium, vitreous humour, P value

Abstract

Introduction: Estimation of time since death plays a crucial roles in law enforcement agencies in most of the unnatural deaths. Estimation of post-mortem interval from changes of potassium level in vitreous humour is more diagnostic tool for forensic field.

Material & methods: We prospectively studied 200 cases having known time since death for the present study at the Dept. of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Govt. Medical College, Surat in the year of 2015-2016. Level of potassium in vitreous humor in all subject were analysed in Bio-chemistry laboratory on the same day and various statistical tests performed.

Observation: In this study age of the subjects were mostly from 26-35 years and predominantly male gender. Samples collected for this study were from 12-24 hours of post mortem interval with linear rise of potassium level in both eyes.

Conclusion: Time since death was more accurately calculated with the help of potassium concentration of vitreous humour.

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Published

2016-09-30

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Patel, U. P., Patel, J., Prajapati, P. ., & Govekar, G. . (2016). A STUDY TO EVALUATE OF TIME SINCE DEATH FROM POTASSIUM LEVEL OF VITREOUS HUMOUR. National Journal of Medical Research, 6(03), 255–258. Retrieved from https://njmr.in/index.php/file/article/view/284

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