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Epidemiology of Drugs and Chemical Poisoning in Children In Babylon Governorate

Authors: Jasim Mohammed Almarzoki --- Kadhum Mehdi Mueen
Journal: Medical Journal of Babylon مجلة بابل الطبية ISSN: 1812156X 23126760 Year: 2015 Volume: 12 Issue: 3 Pages: 774-779
Publisher: Babylon University جامعة بابل

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Acute Poisoning in children is one of main public health problems and regarded a frequent cause of admission to hospitals. Its epidemiology is necessary to determine the extent and characteristics of this problem.A hospital based retrospective study was done to determine the epidemiology of chemical and drug poisoning in children admitted to Babylon Gynecology and Pediatrics Teaching Hospital during one year duration from June 2013 to May 2014. Two hundred and twenty seven patient's records were reviewed regarding poisoning. One hundred and fifty one (66.5%) of them were males. Hydrocarbons poisoning was the most prevalent poisoning followed by drugs. Patients from rural areas were more than the patients from the urban areas (57.7%, 42.3%) respectively.

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