n African Entomology - Effects of prophylactic progesterone in decomposing tissues on the development of (Wiedeman) (Diptera : Calliphoridae) : short communication

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



Medico-legal forensic entomology is often concerned with the estimation of postmortem intervals (PMI), the time elapsed since the death of a body, by estimating the age of maggots if they are found on a body. These estimates can be complicated by the presence of a variety of drugs that may be present in dead bodies, including steroids such as hydrocortisone (Musvasva et al. 2001).

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