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What is the significance of haemosiderin in the lungs of deceased infants?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15573974     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In infants, pulmonary haemosiderin has been put forward as a marker of previous asphyxic abuse and possible grounds for suspicion of homicide. Review of the available literature does not provide a strong enough evidence base to support this claim. Further research is needed before instigation of criminal proceedings can be justified on this pathological finding.
Adam Forbes; Peter Acland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine, science, and the law     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0025-8024     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Law     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-02     Completed Date:  2004-12-29     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400721     Medline TA:  Med Sci Law     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  348-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Warwick Medical School, Coventry.
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MeSH Terms
Asphyxia Neonatorum / diagnosis,  pathology
Battered Child Syndrome / diagnosis,  pathology
Biological Markers / analysis
Child Abuse / diagnosis
Hemosiderin / analysis*
Hemosiderosis / pathology
Infant, Newborn / physiology
Lung / chemistry*,  pathology
Prospective Studies
Retrospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 9011-92-1/Hemosiderin

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