Assessing signs of torture: a review of clinical forensic dermatology.

  title={Assessing signs of torture: a review of clinical forensic dermatology.},
  author={Patr{\'i}cia Duarte Deps and Hugo Pesotti Aborghetti and Tais Loureiro Zambon and Vict{\'o}ria Coutinho Costa and Julienne Dadalto Dos Santos and Simon Michael Collin and Philippe Charlier},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
BACKGROUND It is important for dermatologists and other physicians in refugee-receiving countries to acquire knowledge of forensic dermatology to identify lesions from torture. OBJECTIVE Review forensic dermatology in cases of torture. RESULTS In providing medical assessment and care to refugees and migrants, chronic skin lesions will be the most readily identifiable signs of torture. Beatings are very common, with blunt force trauma resulting in post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Torture… Expand
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