Sudden Natural Death: Infectious Diseases

T. Kanchan

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A large number of sudden and unexpected deaths are caused by infections. Bacterial and viral infections remain the most common causes of sudden death from infectious diseases. Sudden deaths resulting from infectious causes involving the cardiovascular system are commonly reported due to myocarditis and infective endocarditis while sudden deaths involving the respiratory system are mostly due to pneumonia and tuberculosis. Detailed medicolegal investigation is warranted in sudden deaths due to infectious diseases involving a thorough autopsy and histopathological evaluation along with the use of microbiology and molecular diagnostic methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780128000557
ISBN (Print)9780128000342
Publication statusPublished - 04-11-2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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