Putrefection is the beginning of putrefaction and is characterized by discoloration, a change in odor and liquefaction. It occurs through autolysis as well as degradation due to bacteria and yeast . If there is a lack of oxygen, decomposition takes place via putrefaction , putrefection is slowed down, and adipocytes can develop from adipose tissue (in so-called wax corpses ). At higher temperatures, the putrefection is accelerated. Higher salt concentrations slow down putrefection.
- Rules for carrying out the medical examination guidelines of the German Society for Forensic Medicine, 10/2017