ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    An Autopsy Based Study on Profile of Poisoning Cases in A Tertiary Care Centre

    G. Manigandaraj, N. Karthikeyan, P. Saravanakumar, K. Vivek4
    JCDR. 2023: 1708-1713


    One of the leading causes of death and a significant medical emergency is acute poisoning. For the management and prevention of poisoning, a complete understanding of the victim's profile is crucial. The present paper evaluates profile of poisoning deaths during the period of 1-1-2021 to 31-12-2021 in Chengalpattu, Tamilnadu. A total of 185 cases were due to death by poisoning. Of 185 cases,129 cases (69.7%) were males. Peak incidence was observed in the age group 21-30 years(89 cases). 62.6% patients were from rural area. Majority of the victims were literate and married out numbered the unmarried cases. Commonest poisoning was organophosphorus compound in this region.


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    Volume 14 Issue 2