Pattern of Poisoning Cases and Poisoning Deaths A Retrospective Studiy Conducted at Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences, Raichur
Keywords:Poisoning, Demographic profile, Manner of death
The present study is a retrospective study conducted in Raichur institute of Medical sciences, Raichur
Karnataka. During the study period that is from January 2017 to March 2017, out of 547 medico-legal
cases which came to casualty, 164 cases were poisoning. Among 164 poisoning cases, 13 cases died in
hospital and postmortem examination is done in mortuary RIMS Raichur hospital. The most common type
of poisoning case in and around the Raichur district was organo-phosphorus poisoning (58.53%) followed
by kerosene poisoning (13.41%). Males (55.48%) were the more common victims of the poisoning. Age
group between 11-20 years (32.92%) was most commonly affected. Majority of poisoning cases was suicidal
(84.14%) in manner. In 26.56% the motive for suicidal poisoning was financial crisis leading to depression
and consumption of poisonous substance.
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