Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1989;32(10):1331-1336.
Published online October 31, 1989.
The Clinical study of Acute Poisoning in Children.
Ji Ho Song, Sang Young Chung, Byoung Soo Cho, Yong Mook Choi, Chang Il Ahn
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea
소아기 급성 중독의 임상적 고찰
송지호, 정상영, 조병수, 최용묵, 안창일
경희대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Received: 8 March 1989   • Accepted: 13 June 1989
Abstract
A clinical study was performed on 145 cases of acute poisoning who were admitted in pediatric department of Kyung Hee University Hospital during the past 15 years from Jan. 1973 to Dec. 1987. The results are as follows; 1) There was no significant annual differences in frequency of poisoning, and the peak incindence in a year was in April and July (12.4%). 2) The sex ratio of male to female was 1.1:1. 3) The cause of poisoning was mainly accidental cause (84.1%). 4) The poisoning was occured most frequently from 6:00 to 12:00 O’clock. 5) The most frequent time interval from poisoning to visit to hospital was within 30 minutes (16. 6%). 6) The causative substances were drugs (31.1%) and then CO gases (26.9%), insecticides (18.6%) in ranks. 7) Symptoms at adimission were altered consciousness, vomiting, irritability and dyspnea in order of frequency 8) The most common complication was pneumonia (7.6%). 9) Three among the total 145 patients were expired.
Key Words: Poisoning, Accident


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