Prostatic Acid Phosphatase, Aspermia, and Alcoholism in Rape Cases

    Volume 25, Issue 2 (April 1980)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 April 1980

    Page Count: 4


    Beyer, JC
    Deputy chief medical examiner, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Richmond, Va

    Enos, WF
    Chief pathologist, Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital, Arlington, Va

    (Received 1 August 1979; accepted 3 October 1979)

    Abstract

    In a few alleged rape cases, examination of vaginal secretions will be negative for spermatozoa but positive for significant levels of prostatic acid phosphatase. These laboratory results can occur in cases in which the accused is known to have sired children. The most common etiologic factors for the aspermia are vasectomies and chronic alcoholism with or without cirrhosis.


    Paper ID: JFS12135J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12135J

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