Leg Med (Tokyo) 2021 Sep 25;52:101910. Epub 2021 May 25.
School of Forensic Medicine, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, 510515 Guangdong, China; School of Basic Medicine and Life Science, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, 571199 Hainan, China. Electronic address:
Traditional autopsy and microscopic examination of pathological sections are the "gold standard" for the cause of death diagnosis. However, in some special cases, such as the deaths caused by bacterial infections, pathological sections are not always sufficient to provide convincing evidences for determining the causes of death. In recent years, with the development of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), clinical medicine has already introduced it into the diagnosis of difficult diseases, which is rare in forensic pathological diagnoses. Read More