Research Article - Current Pediatric Research (2022) Volume 26, Issue 1
Clinical profile of poisoning in children aged 0-12 years in GMC Baramulla.
Objective: To determine the clinical profile of pediatric patients presenting with acute poisoning to ETAT of GMC Baramulla. Method: A hospital based cross sectional study was carried in department of pediatrics of GMC Baramulla from May 2019 to Nov 2021. 135 children aged 0-12 years with history of poisoning were included. Detailed history, examination and details of poisoning were obtained and data analyzed using proportions. Institutional ethics committee permission was obtained. Results: A total of 135 patents with poisoning were admitted from May 2019 to Nov 2021. Out of these 135 patients, 92(68%) were boys while 43(31.8%) were girls. Incidence of poisoning was more common in males 68% than in females 31.8%. Statistically also this association was found to be significant (Pvalue= 0.003). It was observed that maximum number of children 85.9% belonged to age group 1-6 years followed by 11.8% in age group 6-12 years. Statistically significant association was found on applying chi square test (P-value<0.0001). Conclusion: Majority of children had accidental poisoning and it was more common in males. Pesticides, rodenticides and kerosene were commonly ingested poisons.Author(s): Suhail Ahmad Choh, Tariq Nazir, Mohammad Irshad*