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Rom J Leg Med28(3)223-228(2020)
DOI:10.4323/rjlm.2020.223
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HISTOCHEMICAL AND IMMUNOHISTOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATIONS ON POST- MORTEM INJURIES CAUSED BY ANTS AND LITERATURE REVIEW

M. Pezzi, M. Benecke, V. Vercillo, F. Marino, S. Marino, C. Scapoli, M. G. Marchetti, M. Leis, T. Bonacci


Abstract: Ants are arthropods that may inflict post-mortem skin damages on human corpses, often interfering with forensic investigations. A histochemical and immunohistochemical study was performed on skin samples of a human corpse found in an open suburban area in Southern Italy, showing extensive attack by Tapinoma nigerrimum Nylander, 1856 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The histological findings were compared to the available literature data about post-mortem skin damages caused by arthropods, also conducting an extensive survey of forensic literature on the subject
Keywords: ants, histological investigation, post-mortem damages, skin, superficial lesions



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