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AMORIM, Haylla Priscilla de Lima et al. Bites brand survey on human violence victims examined in the Legal Medical Institute of Feira de Santana-BA, between 2007 and 2014. Arq. Odontol. [online]. 2016, vol.52, n.3, pp. 165-174. ISSN 1516-0939.

Aim: To describe the prevalence of bitemarks in victims of physical violence logged in forensics reports at the Legal Medical Institute (IML) of Feria de Santana, BA, Brazil, between 2007 and 2014, taking into account the analysis of the sociodemographic profile of the victims, their relationships with their aggressors, as well as factors inherent to the particularities of the violence, characteristics of the bite, and the region of the body that was affected. Methods: Exploratory study of the cause, based on secondary data, identified in forensics reports carried out by dental forensics experts, duly recorded in reports at the IML from 2007 to 2014. Results: The results point out a higher index of female victims (78.1%), between 20 and 60 years of age (53.1%), light-skinned black students (28.6%), and natives of the city of Feira de Santana (56.2%). The head and neck region (29.2%) and upper limbs (29.2%) were the most commonly attacked regions, and the majority of victims presented more than one lesion, appearing clinically as excoriations (34.2%) and ecchymosis (31.6%). None of the cases attempted to identify the aggressor through the bitemark. Conclusion: Therefore, it can be concluded that the majority of the victims of physical violence who presented lesions provoked by human bites were female, light-skinned back, adults. The supposed aggressors, in the majority of cases, have or had some form of marital relationship with the victim. Bitemarks were predominantly found in the head and neck region and upper limbs. Excoriations and ecchymosis stood out as the main clinical manifestations.

Palavras-chave : Forensic dentistry.; Jaw relation record.; Violence..

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