Cutaneous Current Marks Due to a Stun Gun Injury

    Volume 48, Issue 3 (May 2003)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 May 2003

    Page Count: 3

    (Received 31 December 2002; accepted 31 December 2002)


    Histological changes of the skin following electrical injury with a stun gun have rarely been described. We report the case of a 61year-old man who died after having been tortured with a stun gun during a robbery. At autopsy two reddish, dot-like lesions where found on the chest and histological examination revealed electric current-related changes. Only a few reports concerning micromorphological cutaneous changes following stun gun injury have been reported; therefore further investigations concerning the frequency and type of histological findings due to stun gun injuries will be necessary in order to provide sufficient characteristic data for a conclusive interpretation.

    Paper ID: JFS2002008

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2002008

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    Title Cutaneous Current Marks Due to a Stun Gun Injury
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30