Title

Infectious Causes of Death in the Medical Examiner's Office

Authors

Authors

L. Yu; J. Garavaglia;M. R. Wallace

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Am. J. Forensic Med. Pathol.

Keywords

autopsy; postmortem; sepsis; DISEASE SURVEILLANCE; MORTALITY; CORONERS; Medicine, Legal; Pathology

Abstract

Infectious deaths accounted for 228 (3.4%) of all autopsied cases in a US Medical Examiner's office. Most infectious deaths were rapid (ill <1 week) and pulmonary sources predominated. Drug users and the homeless were at high risk. Many patients failed to recognize how ill they were and missed opportunities for care.

Journal Title

American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology

Volume

36

Issue/Number

1

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

36

Last Page

38

WOS Identifier

WOS:000349481900010

ISSN

0195-7910

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