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The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 41, Issue 5, pp 174–178 | Cite as

Accidental poisoning in children in Jaipur (Rajasthan)

  • Usha Sharma
  • S. Saxena Jaipur
Article

Summary

  1. 1.

    The study includes data of 80 cases of chemical poisoning in children under 12 years of age.

     
  2. 2.

    78.7% of all the poisonings occurred between 0–3 years, of which the maximum incidence (59.7%) was encountered between 1–3 years.

     
  3. 3.

    Males were predominantly affected.

     
  4. 4.

    Household substances were responsible for the maximum number of cases (73.7%) in which kerosene oil was the chief offender (55%).

     

Keywords

Caustic Soda Copper Sulphate Accidental Poisoning Maximum Incidence Chemical Poisoning 
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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Usha Sharma
    • 1
  • S. Saxena Jaipur
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Paediatrics S.M.S.Medical College and HospitalsJaipur

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