Volume 31, Issue 4 (October 1986)

    Bullet or Bite—A Contribution to the Morphogenesis of Gunshot Dermal Injury

    (Received 31 December 1985; accepted 15 January 1986)

    Published Online: October

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Histopathologic studies of dermal dog bites revealed changes identical with those observed in distant gunshot skin entrance wounds and in a presternal skin stab wound made by a screwdriver. The similarity of the epithelial and collagen changes produced by these three totally different traumatizing, perforating agencies indicate that it is the bullet's penetrating and crushing power, and not its caloric content, that is responsible for the characteristic dermal collagen changes noted in these common injuries.


    Author Information:

    Adelson, L
    Pathologist and chief deputy coroner, Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office, Cleveland, OH


    Stock #: JFS11929J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11929J

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    Title Bullet or Bite—A Contribution to the Morphogenesis of Gunshot Dermal Injury
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