Volume 32, Issue 3 (May 1987)

    Not All Bite Marks Are Associated with Abuse, Sexual Activities, or Homicides: A Case Study of a Self-Inflicted Bite Mark

    (Received 4 April 1986; accepted 9 June 1986)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    A case of self-inflicted bite mark during an episode of myocardial ischemia is presented. Using current bite mark identification techniques, the bite mark was shown to be self-inflicted. Self-biting may be an emotional response to pain or a type of counterirritation to alleviate pain. The recognition and documentation of this unusual case of a self-inflicted bite mark was due to the cooperation of the forensic pathologist and forensic odontologist.


    Author Information:

    Warnick, AJ
    Forensic dental consultant, and assistant medical examiner, Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office, Livonia, MI

    Russanow, G
    Forensic dental consultant, and assistant medical examiner, Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office, Livonia, MI

    Biedrzycki, L
    William Beaumont Hospital, Boyal Oak, MI


    Stock #: JFS12386J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12386J

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    Title Not All Bite Marks Are Associated with Abuse, Sexual Activities, or Homicides: A Case Study of a Self-Inflicted Bite Mark
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