False-positive diatom test: a real challenge? A post-mortem study using standardized protocols.


The main criticism of the validity of the diatom test for the diagnosis of drowning is based on the potential ante- and post-mortem penetration of diatoms and the finding of diatoms in bodies of non-drowned human beings. However, qualitative and quantitative studies on diatoms in organs of the non-drowned have yielded both conflicting and contradictory… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.legalmed.2013.03.002


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