Volume 30, Issue 4 (October 1985)

    Infanticide by Starvation: Calculation of Caloric Deficit to Determine Degree of Deprivation

    (Received 25 October 1984; accepted 18 December 1984)

    Published Online: October

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    A review of medical records and autopsy examination of a six-week-old male revealed the cause of death to be severe malnutrition with dehydration. Weight and caloric deficits were calculated to determine the degree of deprivation, which could be expressed as an interval of days for clear courtroom presentation. These calculations may be useful for quantifying the degree of malnutrition in a variety of child abuse cases.


    Author Information:

    Meade, JL
    Medical student, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL

    Brissie, RM
    Professor of pathology and director of division of forensic pathology, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL


    Stock #: JFS11073J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11073J

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    Title Infanticide by Starvation: Calculation of Caloric Deficit to Determine Degree of Deprivation
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    Committee E30