Age estimation for Scald Injury and its Probable Relation to Testicular Function Impairment

Nermien Ibrahim, Eman Abdallah, Nadra Kandeel
2019 The Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences and Applied Toxicology  
and Rationale: From the medicolegal point of view, long term systemic consequences of scald injury should be identified for proper compensation and legal action, especially for scald injury involving skin full-thickness in 20% of total body surface area (TBSA) which is known to have long term grave consequences on general health. Aim of the Study: The current experimental study was carried out to: 1-identify the histopathological changes and TNF-α Immunoexpression of different ages of a full
more » ... t ages of a full thickness scald injury occupying 20% of the total body TBSA; 2-study the probable relation between the scald age and the testicular function impairment. Materials and Methods: A total number of 40 adult male albino rats were used in the study. Histopathological examination for the scald area and testis were performed with hematoxyline & eosin stain and TNF-α Immunoexpression. Epididymal semen analysis and serum testosterone were also performed. These procedures were carried out after 2 days, 7 days, 1 month and 3 months of scald infliction. Results: Progressive histopathological changes were observed in the early scald ages while healing manifestations and improvement in testosterone serum levels, when compared to the other periods, started to appear after 1 and 3 months of scald infliction. Conclusion: It can be concluded that scald injury involving 20% of TBSA can cause long term impairment of testicular function.
doi:10.21608/ejfsat.2019.6966.1043 fatcat:rza3etlmdbhhjb56dg7aarytzq