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Pharmacy World and Science

, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp 193–196 | Cite as

Poisoning in children

  • Josef Kolář
  • Viliam Foltán
  • Vladimír Špringer
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Abstract

Drug-induced poisoning of children represents a serious medical as well as a social problem linked both to the fields of prevention and therapy. This paper analyses the occurrence and the causative agents of poisoning cases of children under the age of 15, hospitalized in a children's hospital over a two-year period (1985–1986). 33 Poisoning cases represented 1.7% of all hospitalizations, and 49% thereof were induced by drugs.

Keywords

Children Drugs Poisoning Slovakia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Josef Kolář
    • 1
  • Viliam Foltán
    • 1
  • Vladimír Špringer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of the Organization and Management of Pharmacy, Faculty of PharmacyComenius UniversityBratislavaSlovakia

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