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An Outline of Poisoning at Kadapa (South India)

Mohan B., Thomas S., Basha S. A., Parveen S., Reddenna L., Kumar E. S. J.



The epidemiology of poisoning can be studied from different perspectives. Early correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment, conversely, are often lives saving. Therefore, the knowledge of the general pattern of poisoning in a particular region would help in early diagnosis and management of poisoning, which in turn should result in a reduction of morbidity and mortality.  Retrospective observational Study was conducted for a period of six months in the general medicine and emergency (ICU) units at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Kadapa.  In our study we found that the poisoning was due to various products such as paraphenylene diamine (a hair dye), Gammexane, Kerosene, Nail polish, Rat poisons, petrol, etc. There is high incidence of 0.7 came in the vasmol poison. A total of 08 (7.2%) deaths were reported throughout the study period and remaining were shifted to general medicine wards and got discharged after complete recovery and some were absconded, referred to higher institution for better care.  Psychological counseling may be helpful in elimination in the poisoning consumptions.


Keywords: epidemiology, poisoning, paraphenylene diamine

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