KUMJ | VOL. 1 | NO. 2 | ISSUE 2 | APRIL-JUN, 2003

A study of correlation between vitreous potassium level and post
Prasad BK, Choudhary A, Sinha JN

Present study was undertaken to study the correlation of potassium level of vitreous humor with time since death. Vitreous was collected from 150 medicolegal autopsy cases between August 2000 to March 2001 in Bharatpur Hospital, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal. There was a linear increase in vitreous potassium level with rise of postmortem interval. This indicates that rise in potassium levels after death has a strong correlation with the PMI.
Keyword : Vitreous humor, Potassium, Post-mortem interval (PMI)