Volume 48, Issue 3 (May 2003)

    Cutaneous Current Marks Due to a Stun Gun Injury

    (Received 31 December 2002; accepted 31 December 2002)

    Published Online: May

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    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.


    Stock #: JFS2002008

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2002008

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    Title Cutaneous Current Marks Due to a Stun Gun Injury
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    Committee E30