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Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine
Year : 2010, Volume : 32, Issue : 1
First page : ( 8) Last page : ( 10)
Print ISSN : 0971-0973. Online ISSN : 0974-0848.

Trends of Poisoning in Faridkot region of Punjab- A retrospective study of one year

Dr Sandhu SS*, Dr Dalal JS**

* Gian Sagar Medical College & Hospital, Ram Nagar, Banur (Patiala) Ph-09915731073. wsukhffljyahoo.co.in

** Deptt of Forensic Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Patiala

Abstract

Since immemorial times, poisonous substances have been reported to be adversely affecting human life, both in terms of morbidity and mortality. Evolution in fields like agriculture, industry etc has made wide and easy availability of various poisonous substances.

The present study is a retrospective study of one year which is related to poisoning cases that were admitted in the emergency department of G.G.S. Medical College, Faridkot from 1st January 1996 to 31st December 1996. The analysis of the data revealed that out of 78 patients admitted in the hospital,31 patients died. The maximum incidence was seen in the age group of 21–30 years with males outnumbering the females. The commonest poison used was organophosphorus group of compounds.

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Keywords

Poisoning, Deaths, Trends, Organo Phosphorus, Aluminium Phosphide, DDT.

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