Volume 7, Issue 2 (11-2010)                   J Res Dev Nurs Midw 2010, 7(2): 76-82 | Back to browse issues page

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  Background and Objective: Poisoning is one of the significant causes of mortality and hospitalization in children. This problem occurs mostly under the age of two and is due to accidental ingestion of drug and poisons.Because of the importance of poisoning and its change in cities and time periods, this study was done to evaluate the epidemiology of poisoning in children admitted to Taleghani Medical-Educational centre of Gorgan, 2009 .

  Materials and Methods : This cross-sectional study was conducted on 164 hospitalized children due to poisoning. Patient's data such as age, sex and diagnosis were recorded in preplanned questionnaire, then data analyzed by spss 16.

  Results: In this survey, 6053 children were admitted in emergency ward of Gorgan's Taleghani hospital ­during 2009. Of these cases, 164 are related to poisoning including opium intoxication(39.63%),drugs(24.39%),kerosene(9.75%),house hold chemicals(4.87%) methadone intoxication (4.26%), and mouse killer(2.43%).

  Conclusion: Toxification should be taken into account seriously in children. Because of high frequency of opium and medicinal poisoning, we recommend public education to prevent from this accident and to improve public health.

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