Estimation of stress in child neglect from thymic involution.

  title={Estimation of stress in child neglect from thymic involution.},
  author={Akio Tanegashima and Hiroshi Yamamoto and Isao Yada and Tetsuya Fukunaga},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  volume={101 1},
It is difficult to evaluate the extent of stress in cases of suspected child abuse/neglect in a medico-legal autopsy. We have previously reported that stress due to abuse/neglect was found to have led to thymic involution. To elucidate the influence upon thymocytes differentiation, we compared the proportion of the thymocyte subpopulation in the thymus of a… CONTINUE READING