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Electrocution in South Delhi: a retrospective study.
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PMID:  14655966     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One hundred and fifty three unselected autopsy cases of electrocution received from South Delhi were studied during the period 1996-2001. Data for the study was gathered from autopsy reports and hospital records. The cases represented approximately 1.98% of all autopsy cases received from South Delhi at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (India). Data was analysed with regard to the age and sex of the victim, season of the year, site of the body, time of day, place of occurrence and presence of entry and exit wounds on the body. Death occurred at the scene of the fatal event in 150 cases and three cases died in hospital. Three cases showed no electric burn marks on the body; the cause of death in one of these cases was polytrauma due to a fall from a height and one case had committed suicide.
R Rautji; A Rudra; C Behera; T D Dogra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine, science, and the law     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0025-8024     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Law     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-05     Completed Date:  2004-02-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400721     Medline TA:  Med Sci Law     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  350-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, AIIMS, New Delhi, 110029 India.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Autopsy / statistics & numerical data
Child, Preschool
Electric Injuries / epidemiology*,  mortality
India / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Sex Distribution

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