Combined analysis of total creatine kinase in serum and myoglobin in urine to investigate skeletal muscle trauma in medico legal autopsies

Nayak, Vinod C and Bakkannavar, Shankar M and James, Ranjit Immanuel and Paramaguru, * and Patil, Navin A (2015) Combined analysis of total creatine kinase in serum and myoglobin in urine to investigate skeletal muscle trauma in medico legal autopsies. Journal of Karnataka Medico-Legal Society, 24 (1). pp. 18-21. ISSN 0972-0839

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Abstract

Death of human being means cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living in that man. It can be natural of unnatural. Unnatural deaths could be due to road traffic accidents, burns, electrocution, Poisoning, hanging, physical torture, gunshot etc. Traumatic deaths due to physical torture result in muscle damage (Rhabdomyolysis), which can lead to serious life threatening conditions like acute renal failure. Sometimes the poisoning deaths though non traumatic can also present with increased biochemical markers due to muscle damage. Hence the additional investigations which are necessary at autopsy while dealing such cases have been discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Death; unnatural; traumatic; rhabdomyolysis; biochemical markers.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2015 07:09
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2015 07:09
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143119

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