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Pattern of Acute Poisoning in Shahrekord (Western Iran)

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Author(s): M. Akhlaghi | Z. Arbabi | R. Khadivi

Journal: Asian Journal of Epidemiology
ISSN 1992-1462

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 9;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Shahrekord | Chaharmahal and Bakhtyari Province | Poisoning | intoxication

ABSTRACT
To identify the intoxicated patients admitted to Shahrekord Kashani Hospital in Chaharmahal and Bakhtyari Province located in Western Iran, all admitted acutely self-poisoned cases hospitalized during one-year period, were evaluated. A total number of 638 self-poisoned patients (324 male and 314 female) were identified and hospitalized. The majority of cases (47%) were in the adult age range 20-45 years. In all groups, most of poisoning (69.3%) occurred intentionally particularly in adult group. Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) was 1.2% and organophosphate was the main reason of poisoning related death. On the other hand multiple drugs were the main reason of self-poisoning in the region. The result of this study suggests that we would consider establishing poison centers in different part of Iran so as to pay more attention to intoxicated patients.

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