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Asphyxia

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A burnt body of driver is found near a burnt car, which of the following suggests that the person was alive at the time of burning: (AIIMS May 2013)



A Black soot in upper airway

B Paltauff’s haemorrhages

C Blisters on skin are present

D Dermis contains abundant fat globules

Ans. A
Black soot in upper airway

(Black soot in upper airways is a confirmatory sign that the victim was alive at the time of burning i.e. it confirms that the death was because of ante-mortem burns.)

Paltauff haemorrhages: In drowning alveolar walls may rupture due to increased pressure during forced expirations and produce haemorrhages which when present subpleurally are called Paltauff Haemorrhages

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