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Etiology of intoxication: a study of 557 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8243589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Our results were obtained from the emergency service at Elche General Hospital, which covers an adult population of 275,076 inhabitants. We studied intoxicated patients aged 15 years and above, during 1988. Our aim was to investigate the etiological and epidemiological circumstances of intoxications. We obtained a prevalence of voluntary cases (61.6%) over accidental cases (38.3%), with self-poisoning being more frequent than drug addiction, in the first group and animal stings being more frequent than domestic or occupational intoxication in the second. Mortality resulted in 1.6% of cases; the etiology of the highest mortality was self-poisoning and the most common toxic substances were caustic substances.
M Cabo Valle; J B Marti Lloret; S Miralles Gisbert; J L Marti Ciriquian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of epidemiology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0393-2990     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Epidemiol.     Publication Date:  1993 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-05     Completed Date:  1994-01-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508062     Medline TA:  Eur J Epidemiol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  361-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Toxicology and Legal Medicine Department, Facultad de Medicina, Alicante University, San Juan, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Aged, 80 and over
Hospitals, General
Middle Aged
Poisoning / epidemiology,  etiology*,  mortality
Sex Distribution
Spain / epidemiology
Substance-Related Disorders / complications
Suicide, Attempted

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