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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-26

Epidemiological aspects of acute childhood poisoning among patients attending a hospital at Kolkata


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Calcutta National Medical College & Hospital, India
2 Clinical Tutor, Department of Paediatrics, Calcutta National Medical College & Hospital, India
3 Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Calcutta National Medical College & Hospital, India

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R K Mondal
Balarampur, Mahestala, Budge Budge, 24 Parganas (S), West Bengal
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A retrospective study from a tertiary care teaching hospital in Kolkata revealed 3.6% of total paediatric admissions were due to poisoning. Majority of the cases included oral/chemical poisoning followed by biological/envennomation. Kerosene was the commonest among all poisoning. Most of the cases were accidental.


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