International Journal of Medical and Health Research


ISSN: 2454-9142

Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2017)

Assessment of poisoning cases in north Indian population

Author(s): Dr. Bhola Kumar Singh
Abstract: Acute poisoning is exposure to a poison on one occasion or during a short period of time. Symptoms develop in close relation to the degree of exposure. Absorption of a poison is necessary for systemic poisoning (that is, in the blood throughout the body). Acute poisoning is exposure to a poison on one occasion or during a short period of time. Symptoms develop in close relation to the degree of exposure. Absorption of a poison is necessary for systemic poisoning (that is, in the blood throughout the body). There are about 28 males and 22 females are seen with the poisoning. According to occupations there are 18 workers & 9 farmers are observed with the poisoning. The most of 12 cases of the suicidal attempts are seen with the Aluminum phosphide. The other types of poisoning observed are acid, Delirient, Organophosphate, Rat Poisoning, Sedative etc. The different causes are also recorded in the study group patients. The maximum cases of parent’s disputes and family problems were reported. Both males and females are equally involved in the poisoning cases. Other causes includes the marital problems, financial problems, exam failure, love affairs and job loss. The high incidence in case of males may be because they are more exposed to stress and strain due to financial difficulties, loss of job, discord at home and work place, etc. From the present study it can be concluded that poisoning is mainly reason for the suicidal reason. As agricultural area of North Indian region Aluminium phosphate is commonly available and it is the prominent cause. Hence public awareness of the causes shall be done to minimize the suicidal attempts.
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