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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 203-6

Poisoning in children--analysis of 250 cases.


Department of Paediatrics, Dr. R. N. Cooper Hospital, Vileparle, Bombay, Maharashtra.

Correspondence Address:
M Khare
Department of Paediatrics, Dr. R. N. Cooper Hospital, Vileparle, Bombay, Maharashtra.

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PMID: 0002132245

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This study is an analysis of 250 cases over a period of 2 years, admitted to our hospital for various poisonings. The total incidence of poisoning was 11.9%, much higher as compared to the other series. Of these, 58.4% were seen in the age group of 1-4 years. Male to female ratio was 1.7:1. Incidence of food poisoning was 48.8% followed by that of kerosene (24%), pesticides (9.6%), chemicals and medicaments (8.4%), plant (3.6%) and animal bites (3.2%). Overall mortality was 0.8%.






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