Organophosphorus Compound Poisoning Deaths In Children – An Autopsy Survey from Manipal

Palimar, Vikram (2010) Organophosphorus Compound Poisoning Deaths In Children – An Autopsy Survey from Manipal. Journal of the Indian Society of Toxicology, 6 (2). pp. 37-39. ISSN 0973-3566

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Abstract

A 16-year retrospective autopsy-based study (1992–2008) was undertaken by the department of forensic medicine of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal to ascertain the profile of fatal organophosphorus compound poisoning in the paediatric age group. Out of 2532 autopsies performed during the period, twenty-four victims formed the material for the study. The age group of 13–18 years was most commonly affected, with a significant male preponderance. Many of the cases were suicidal in nature. Nearly half of the victims survived for a period of more than a day after consuming poison. A seasonal variation was noticed, with many cases being reported in the summer months.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organophosphorus compound, Paediatric poisoning, Suicide
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2012 11:28
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2012 11:28
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77483

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