Current Trends in Sudden Natural Deaths in South-Western Maharashtra: A Six Year Retrospective Study

Authors

  • Thippesh Kumar
  • Sarala M
  • Shiva Kumar
  • Abhishek Rathee
  • K V Radhakrishna

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14421

Keywords:

Sudden, Natural, Unexpected, Death, Forensic setting

Abstract

Background: Sudden and unexpected nature of death is intriguing to the medical practitioner until a definite
cause is found. Often a conclusive evidence of a natural cause is missing even after a thorough and elaborate
autopsy. Material and methods: A six-year retrospective study of post mortem examinations conducted at
a tertiary health care center to analyze the current trends in sudden deaths of natural cause. Results: Out of
1465 autopsies conducted ,40.60% cases were of sudden natural deaths with a male predominance (75.45%).
Maximum number of natural deaths were found in the age group of 51 – 60 (19.28%) and least between
21 – 30 Years (1.98%). The most common system involved in these cases was Cardiovascular followed by
Respiratory system. Conclusion: Analysis of causes of sudden natural deaths in various age groups garners
epidemiological data and helps in prevention of hereditary, infective and metabolic disorders which form a
majority of these deaths.

Author Biographies

Thippesh Kumar

Assistant Professor

Sarala M

Assistant Professor

Shiva Kumar

Senior Resident

Abhishek Rathee

Second Year Resident

K V Radhakrishna

Professor and HOD, Dept of
Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Thippesh Kumar, Sarala M, Shiva Kumar, Abhishek Rathee, & K V Radhakrishna. (2021). Current Trends in Sudden Natural Deaths in South-Western Maharashtra: A Six Year Retrospective Study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 865-870. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14421