Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 1988 Mar;9(1):35-7.

Resuscitation and petechiae.

Author information

1
Office of the Medical Examiner of Wayne County, Detroit, Michigan 48226.

Abstract

Petechiae can be important corroborative evidence of asphyxia, but are also seen in persons who have died of other means. It is not uncommon to encounter them in cases in which cardiopulmonary resuscitation has reestablished blood flow and pressure in small vessels already damaged by hypoxia resulting in the formation of petechiae. This report documents some representative cases.

PMID:
3354520
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Loading ...
Support Center