Indian Journal of Public Health

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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


K Basu1, RK Mondal2, DP Banerjee4 
1 Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Calcutta National Medical College & Hospital, India
2 Clinical Tutor, Department of Paediatrics, Calcutta National Medical College & Hospital, India

Correspondence Address:
R K Mondal
Balarampur, Mahestala, Budge Budge, 24 Parganas (S), West Bengal
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Basu K, Mondal R K, Banerjee D P. Epidemiological aspects of acute childhood poisoning among patients attending a hospital at Kolkata.Indian J Public Health 2005;49:25-26


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Basu K, Mondal R K, Banerjee D P. Epidemiological aspects of acute childhood poisoning among patients attending a hospital at Kolkata. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2005 [cited 2019 Dec 8 ];49:25-26
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