THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN’S POISONING WITH HOUSEHOLD SUBSTANCES - RETROSPECTIVE STUDY
poisoning with household substances
Poisoning with household substances is responsible for a significant morbidity in children. The objective of this study is to specify the epidemiological characteristics of accidental and voluntary poisoning with these products at pediatric age. Research Design and Method.The study was observational, retrospective and included acute intoxication by ingestion of household substances in children aged 0-18 years hospitalized in The Regional Toxicology Center of the Emergency Hospital for Children "St. Maria “Iasi. Results.The study group included 230 children admitted in the last 6 years with this diagnosis. Data were obtained from patient observation sheets, centralized and subsequently processed statistically. Conclusion.Knowing the epidemiological aspects of these poisonings can contribute to the elaboration and application of appropriate prevention strategies
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