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Editorial Board       p-ISSN 2308-4944 (print)       e-ISSN 2409-0085 (online)
SOI: 1.1/TAS         DOI: 10.15863/TAS

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ISJ Theoretical & Applied Science 11(67) 2018

Philadelphia, USA

* Scientific Article * Impact Factor 6.630

Abdul Rasheed, K., Rashid, A., & Arshad Chohan, M.

Presenting signs and symptoms of organic poisoning.

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Language: English

Citation: Abdul Rasheed, K., Rashid, A., & Arshad Chohan, M. (2018). Presenting signs and symptoms of organic poisoning. ISJ Theoretical & Applied Science, 11 (67), 338-340. Soi: Doi:

Pages: 338-340

Published: 30.11.2018

Abstract: Objective: This study was conducted to determine presenting signs and symptoms of patients after taking organic material like pesticides as suicidal or homicidal. Design: This is an observational study of cross sectional type. Setting and duration: study was conducted in Nishtar Hospital Multan, a tertiary care hospital with 2000 beds. Study was started in February 2018 and completed in October 2018. Patients and Methods: There were 60 cases reported in study hospital medical emergency with organic poisoning.They reached the hospital on the same day of poisoning. Their signs and symptoms were recorded and documented properly. These cases were admitted in the hospital and treatment was given on emergency basis in ICU care. These Cases had age range of 16-55 years with mean age of 37.5 years. An including criteria was established according to which patients were selected. Those not falling on criteria were excluded from the study. Results: There were 60 cases reported with pesticide poisoning. Their minimum age was 16 years and maximum age recorded was 55 years. There were 20% cases between 15-25 years age, 34% between 26-35 years, and remaining cases were above 35 years of age. There were 20% cases who died inspite all measures taken and 80% survived. Conclusion: Pesticide poisoning is a very lethal and commonly used mode of poisoning. Its outcome depends on quantity of poison taken, route of poisoning, time of presentation to hospital and condition of patient at the time of encounter to first health care facility. Such patients should be kept in ICU in continuous monitoring where ventilator should be present for the time of need.

Key words: Pesticides, poisoning, organophosphorous, presentation, outcome.








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