36 to 48 hours after death, a process called ‘marbling’ begins. During this process parts of the body such as thighs, arms, shoulders and chest show long purple to greenish colored streaks. These streaks are distended veins, caused by bacteria tracking though the superficial blood vessels causing pigment changes in the blood.
Cushing's syndrome describes the signs and symptoms associated with prolonged exposure to inappropriately high levels of the hormone cortisol. This can be caused by taking glucocorticoid drugs, or diseases that result in excess cortisol, adrenocorticotrop