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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 2008-2150
Vol. 17, No. 1, 2007, pp. 23-26
Bioline Code: pe07005
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2007, pp. 23-26

 en Childhood Accidental Poisoning in Tafila
Bataineh, Hussein A & Bataineh, Ahmed M

Abstract


Objective: To asses the frequency, causes and how to increase the awareness of childhood poisoning.
Material & Methods: A retrospective study of childhood accidental poisoning was conducted in Tafila Prince Zeid Hospital (PZH) by reviewing the files of 134 children admitted with accidental poisoning in 2003-2005. Findings: This study showed that accidental poisoning was frequent but morbidity was low and there were no deaths. Analgesics and antihistamines were the most frequently ingested drugs.
Conclusion: The frequency of accidental poisoning is common in Tafila. Household chemicals and medication were the predominant. So, that merits the introduction of a public awareness campaign and increased use of child-resistant containers is important preventive measures that deserve more attention.

Keywords
Accident , Poisoning , Children , Analgesic , Antihistamin

 
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