Forensic Pathology of Infancy and Childhood (Hardcover)

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By Kim A. Collins (Editor), Roger W. Byard (Editor)
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The investigation of sudden or unexplained death of children represents a unique medical and forensic area of study. Children have unique anatomic and functional characteristics that must be recognized and understood by the medical investigator. Further complicating this process is the fact that the anatomic structure, composition and function of various organs and organ systems in the pediatric population change throughout the developmental stages of childhood. The disease processes, reactions to trauma and risk factors for accidental death and homicide change from infancy through adolescence.
Forensic Pathology of Infancy and Childhood provides an authoritative, comprehensive reference text devoted to the medicolegal investigation of sudden unexpected death in children. With contributions from internationally renowned experts, individual chapters focus on specific unique causes and organ systems with detailed accounts of the changes in fatal diseases, risk factors of causes of sudden death, and responses to fatal trauma that occur as a child grows from neonatal stage through infancy, toddlerhood, childhood and adolescence.
This text is an essential reference resource for forensic pathologists, medical examiner offices, pediatric pathologists, pediatric hospitals, anatomic pathologists and those in training as well as those in related legal professions.

About the Author

Kim A. Collins, MD, is a forensic pathologist at Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office, Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She serves on editorial boards of national and international peer-reviewed journals and is a section editor for the pathology text of e-Medicine. She has researched and published manuscripts, book chapters, and texts in the areas of autopsy and forensic pathology with a special concentration in pediatric forensic pathology. Professor Roger W. Byard, AO PSM, holds the Marks Chair of Pathology at The University of Adelaide and is a senior specialist forensic pathologist at Forensic Science SA in Adelaide, Australia. He has published over 600 papers and book chapters dealing with topics in forensic pathology, in addition to texts on Sudden Death in the Young, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and an Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine. He is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Forensic Science Medicine and Pathology.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781617794025
ISBN-10: 1617794023
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: February 18th, 2014
Pages: 1303
Language: English