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Rom J Leg Med25(3)283-286(2017)
DOI:10.4323/rjlm.2017.283
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Flies and ants: A forensic entomological neglect case of an elderly man in Calabria, Southern Italy

T. Bonacci, V. Vercillo, M. Benecke,


Abstract: Neglect cases are on the rise. We report a case of an 80-year-old man who was neglected for one to two weeks in the urban area of Acri (Cosenza), Calabria, Italy. Musca domestica, Fannia canicularis and Lucilia sericata were used as indicators for estimation of neglect interval. The possible presence of ants is also discussed due to typical lesions yet in the absence of actual specimens.
Keywords: neglect of the elderly, forensic entomology, ants, ant lesions, Diptera.



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