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Childhood Accidental Poisoning in Tafila

Author(s): Hussein A Bataineh; Ahmed M Bataineh

Journal: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
ISSN 2008-2142

Volume: 17;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 23;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Antihistamin

Objective: To asses the frequency, causes and how to increase the awareness of childhood poisoning. Material & Methods: A retrospective study of childhood accidental poisoning was conducted in Tafila Prince Zeid Hospital (PZH) by reviewing the files of 134 children admitted with accidental poisoning in 2003-2005. Findings: This study showed that accidental poisoning was frequent but morbidity was low and there were no deaths. Analgesics and antihistamines were the most frequently ingested drugs. Conclusion: The frequency of accidental poisoning is common in Tafila. Household chemicals and medication were the predominant. So, that merits the introduction of a public awareness campaign and increased use of child-resistant containers is important preventive measures that deserve more attention.

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