Pattern of accidental poisoning in Karachi children

K. N. Shakya, A. G. Billoo

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One-hundred-and-ten children were admitted with accidental poisoning over a period of 6 months. The highest frequency was in the 1-2 years age-group, and 79.9% of episodes occurred in patients under 5 years. Mortality rate was 13.6%, and pesticides were the most common fatal poisons. One-third of the fatalities were due to the medicaments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-215
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes


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