Current Trends of Poisoning Cases Admitted at Tertiary Care Hospital

Authors

  • Avinash H. Waghmode
  • Prakash Mohite
  • Sudhir Ninave
  • Pravir Bodkha
  • Sonali Kotkar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15279

Keywords:

AcutePoisoning, Pattern, Snake bite, Trend

Abstract

Acute poisoning is important medical emergency and one of the cause of death. A thorough knowledge of
the profile of the victim is essential for management and prevention of poisoning. A prospective analysis
of all poisoning cases admitted to BKL Walawalkar Hospital, Sawarde was done to study the pattern of
poisoning reported. 186 cases of poisoning including snake bite and scorpion bite were admitted. Data on
age, sex, marital status, type of poison, time of exposure, mode of poison and outcome of poisoning were
recorded and analysed. There are 111 males and 75 females victim involved in the study. Most common
manner of poisoning was Accidental. Most common age group found was 1-10 year followed by 21-30
year. Majority of the victims were Married. Out of all 186 cases admitted 133 were recoverd, 48 had taken
Discharge Against Medical Advice (DAMA) and 2 died and 2 were referred.

Author Biographies

Avinash H. Waghmode


Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College,
Sawangi Wardha

Prakash Mohite

Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Sawangi
Wardha,

Sudhir Ninave

Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Sawangi Wardha,

Pravir Bodkha

Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, BKL Walawalkar Rural Medical College,
Chiplun, Ratnagiri

Sonali Kotkar

Intern (Bachelor of Paramedical Technology) Department of Forensic Medicine and
Toxicology, BKL WalawalkarRural Medical College, Chiplun, Ratnagiri

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Avinash H. Waghmode, Prakash Mohite, Sudhir Ninave, Pravir Bodkha, & Sonali Kotkar. (2021). Current Trends of Poisoning Cases Admitted at Tertiary Care Hospital. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 49-53. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15279