In a country notorious for violent crime, it seems that South African medico-legal laboratories make
minimal application of technology in the death investigation process and little attention is given to trace
Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine; Dippenaar, J.M. (Tinus); Honey, E.M.(Taylor and Francis, 2015-04)
Williams syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by distinctive personality traits, facial features (so called “elfin face”)
and cardiac abnormalities, of which supravalvular aortic stenosis is the most ...
Van den Ordel, G.; Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine; Saayman, Gert(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-03)
BACKGROUND : Children and young adults are particularly vulnerable to intentional and accidental fatal injuries. The majority of deaths in
Africa in children <5 years of age are due to infectious diseases. Road traffic ...
Ehmke-Engelbrecht, Ursula; Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine; Deysel, Christelle; Jordaan, J.C. (Joyce); Saayman, Gert(Institute for Security Studies, 2016-09)
The reliability and accuracy of blood alcohol concentration results presented in South African courts
in respect of possible driving under the influence (DUI) cases, have in recent years been subjected to
intense scrutiny ...
Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine; Saayman, Gert(Elsevier, 2016-07)
According to the WorldHealth Organization, an estimated 9 million people contracted tuberculosis (TB) with approximately
25% of TB cases being from Africa. TB was reported as the number one cause of natural death for ...
Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine; Morris, Neil Kenneth; Meyer, Pieter; Saayman, Gert(Springer, 2016-03)
In South Africa bee stings are most commonly
caused by either Apis mellifera capensis or A. mellifera
scutellata, indigenous species which are notoriously
aggressive when compared to European honey bees.
According to ...
Loots, Donovan P.; Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine; Saayman, Gert(Springer, 2015-12)
A previously healthy 2 year old female toddler was brought to the emergency department with a history
of severe hematemesis. Posterior-Anterior (PA) and lateral chest radiographs demonstrated a round
radio-opaque object ...
Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine; Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine; Saayman, Gert; Morris, Neil Kenneth(Elsevier, 2016-01)
Drowning is classified as the 3rd leading cause of accidental deaths worldwide and is deemed to be a
preventable cause of death. Bodies retrieved from a water medium pose several challenges to the
forensic pathologist ...
Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine; Pickles, C.; Lombaard, H.A.D.T. (Hennie)(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-04)
BACKGROUND. In the clinical setting, the main legislative provisions governing the management and ‘disposal’ of fetal remains in South Africa
are the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act 92 of 1996 and the Births and ...
Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine; Saayman, Gert(Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2014-09)
The incidence of fatal injuries in children has been reported to
be highest among children aged 1 to 4 years. Major causes of head injury
include road traffic accidents, falls, and intentional or inflicted injury (such
Loots, Donovan P.; Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine(Springer, 2016-01)
A previously healthy 31 year old African male was assisting
friends with the repair of the roof of a neighboring house.
That evening at a social gathering the man complained of an
apparent headache and went home early ...
Liebenberg, J.; Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine; Steenkamp, Vanessa; Saayman, Gert(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-10)
Background. Globally, illicit drugs are responsible for many fatalities annually, yet accurate data on the nature and extent of these deaths
in South Africa (SA) are lacking.
Objectives. To investigate the presence and ...
Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine; Pickworth, G.P.; Snyman, G.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-05)
BACKGROUND. Numerous articles have been published on the use of autopsies in training medical students in anatomy and different branches of pathology.
Some authors have described the emotional response of students who ...
Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine; Snyman, Philip; Saayman, Gert(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2014-05)
Reye’s syndrome is characterised by acute non-inflammatory encephalopathy and fatty degeneration of the liver. The exact aetiology of the
syndrome is unknown, but there is an association with viral infections and the use ...
Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine; Pickles, C.; Saayman, Gert(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-06)
This article reviews South African (SA) law and its impact on the medicolegal management of fetal remains emanating from elective and
therapeutic termination of pregnancies, stillbirths and miscarriages and the remains ...
Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine; Bunn, B.K. (Belinda Kathleen)(Springer, 2016-09)
A 12-year-old African male patient presented with a history of progressive weight loss of several months
duration and a complaint of persistent hemoptysis. Radiological examination (chest X-ray and computerized
Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine; Pickles, Camilla Marion Sperling; Smith, Z.; Jordaan, Joyce C.; Saayman, Gert(Springer, 2016-03)
There is a dearth of literature on the extent of fetal or newborn abandonment or “dumping” and the
medico-legal investigation procedures these cases require. This is despite the fact that these
occurrences are a world-wide ...
Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine; Dempers, Johan J.; Wadee, S.A.; Saayman, Gert(Springer, 2010)
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has been
reported to be the leading cause of death in infants under
1 year of age in many countries. Unfortunately, a paucity of
published research data exists in South Africa, with ...
Makhoba, Aubrey Musa; Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine(African Association of Nephrology, 2017-06-21)
The formation of heterotopic bone tissue outside the skeleton, known as osseous metaplasia, is a well-known
phenomenon, but only a handful of cases describe this in renal allografts. We report the case of a 26-year-old ...