Infectious Causes of Death in the Medical Examiner's Office
Abbreviated Journal Title
Am. J. Forensic Med. Pathol.
autopsy; postmortem; sepsis; DISEASE SURVEILLANCE; MORTALITY; CORONERS; Medicine, Legal; Pathology
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.
American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
"Infectious Causes of Death in the Medical Examiner's Office" (2015). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6902.