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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 229-231

Poisoning, stings and bites in children - what is new? An experience from a tertiary care hospital in Kolkata


1 Associate Professor, Pediatric Medicine, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India
2 R.M.O. cum Clinical Tutor, Pediatric Medicine, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India
3 Professor, Pediatric Medicine, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India
4 Associate Professor, Community Medicine, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India
5 Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
M Basu
Associate Professor, Pediatric Medicine, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata
India
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Poisonings, stings and bites continue to be important cause of pediatric morbidity and hospitalization. The toxic product involved in the poisoning varies in different geographical areas and in same area over time. A retrospective study was conducted amongst the children of the age group up to 12 years admitted to a tertiary care hospital in Kolkata from January 2005 to December 2008. Total number of admissions was 17019 and that for accidental poisoning was 451 (2.65%). Kerosene constituted the largest group (54.55%). Mosquito coil and refill liquid were the new additions to the list of poisons and their ingestion was cause for admission of 15 (3.33%) children. The number of admissions due to stings and bites was 108 (0.63% of all admissions) during the above period. Of all the cases, 9 (1.83%) cases of accidental poisoning and 4 (3.7%) cases of stings and bites died.


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