Clinical Profile of Poisoning Cases in a Tertiary Care Hospital –A Retrospective Study

Authors

  • Badiadka KK
  • Pramod KL
  • Hashim A
  • Kishor Kumar B

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15627

Keywords:

Poison, Organophosphorus, Drugs, volatile poisons.

Abstract

The present study was carried out to determine the clinical profile of patients presenting with the history
of poisoning admitted to the casualty in a tertiary care hospital.The commonest agents involved in the
poisoning were due to pesticides followed by therapeutic drugs, of these majority of cases, involved antiinflammatory, analgesic, anti-histamines followed by Sedatives/ hypnotics; accounted for almost half.
Among the pesticides, maximum poisoning was due to organophosphates followed by zinc phosphide. It is
important to know the nature of poisoning in order to take appropriate preventive measures. Therefore, the
knowledge of the general pattern of poisoning in a particular region will be a useful tool in planning and
management/proper treatment of critically ill poisoning cases.

Author Biographies

Badiadka KK


Professor and Head, Toxicologist, Department of Forensic Medicine and
Toxicology, Yenepoya (deemed to be University), Mangalore, Dakshina Karnataka, India

Pramod KL

Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and
Toxicology, Yenepoya (deemed to be University), Mangalore, Dakshina Karnataka, India

Hashim A

Lecturer/Toxicologist, Department of Forensic Medicine and
Toxicology, Yenepoya (deemed to be University), Mangalore, Dakshina Karnataka, India

Kishor Kumar B

Lecturer/Toxicologist, Department of Forensic Medicine and
Toxicology, Yenepoya (deemed to be University), Mangalore, Dakshina Karnataka, India

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Badiadka KK, Pramod KL, Hashim A, & Kishor Kumar B. (2021). Clinical Profile of Poisoning Cases in a Tertiary Care Hospital –A Retrospective Study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 2103-2110. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15627