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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Difference between True bruise and Artificial Bruise

The concept of malingering has made it important to identify whether any bluish discoloration in the body is true bruise or bruise induced with use of various plant products. It is useful in forensic science to identify whether any assault / physical violence is true or the victim is fortifying the evidence to setup any guiltless.


True bruises can be present anywhere in the body and is generally associated with blister and itching. It changes color following the blunt trauma unlike false bruise which are stained by plant products and hence don’t change their color.

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Character
Artificial Bruise
True Bruise
Cause
Chemical Agent like plumbago, semicarpus, madar juice 
Blunt Trauma
Location
Accessible part of body mostly
Anywhere
Blister
Present around the bruise
Not present
Itching
Present
Not Present
Color Changes
Absent
Characteristic
Fingers
Marks of scratching
Not so
Content
Acrid Serum
Extravagated blood
Chemical Analysis
Chemical detected



Not so

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