Pilot Survey on Cases of Poisoning and its Outcome in Different Category of Hospitals in Bangladesh

Authors

  • M Robed Amin Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh
  • Anisul Awwal Department of Cardiology (MD 3rd Part), BSMMU, Bangladesh
  • M Abdus Sattar Medicine, Chittagong Medical College, Bangladesh
  • Rafiqul Hasan Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College & Hospital
  • Rabiul Islam Department Of Medicine (MD 3rd part), BSMMU, Bangladesh
  • MA Jalil Department of Statistics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Abul Kashem Khandaker Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh
  • MA Faiz Directorate General of Health Service, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v10i3.2010

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Poisoning

Abstract

Poisoning and snakebite are commonly encountered emergency situation in Bangladesh. Morbidity per annum reported from static primary health care set up and district hospitals following poisoning are ~ 0.56% of total morbidity. Reports published from the DGHS in 2001 recorded poisoning as fifteenth cause of morbidity & second commonest cause of death second to acute respiratory tract infection (1956). Common poisoning encountered in the community include pesticide poisoning, kerosene poisoning, poisoning by unknown sedative substances for stupefying purpose and with occasional reports of methanol poisoning, aluminium phosphide poisoning, copper sulphate poisoning and puffer fish poisoning. A change in the trends of poisoning particularly âtravel related' poisoning by sedatives instead of previously used âDhatura' have been found in the country.  

doi:10.3329/jom.v10i3.2010

J Medicine 2009; 10 (Supplement 1): 15-17

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Amin, M. R., Awwal, A., Sattar, M. A., Hasan, R., Islam, R., Jalil, M., Khandaker, M. A. K., & Faiz, M. (2009). Pilot Survey on Cases of Poisoning and its Outcome in Different Category of Hospitals in Bangladesh. Journal of Medicine, 10(3), 15–17. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v10i3.2010

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