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[Acute poisoning in pediatrics at the CHU of Yopougon, Côte d'Ivoire].

Authors
  • Adonis-Koffy, L Y
  • Timite-Konan, A M
  • Yebouet, B Y
  • Ehua-Amangoua, E S
  • Camara-Coulibaly, R
  • Asse Kouadio, V
  • Ake Assi, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Bulletin de la Société de pathologie exotique (1990)
Publication Date
May 01, 1999
Volume
92
Issue
2
Pages
114–117
Identifiers
PMID: 10399602
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

From 1st January 1995 to 31st December 1996, 92 children from 1 month to 15 years old admitted for poisoning were studied. The purpose of this work was to describe the characteristics of child intoxication in our area; 64% were under 5 five years. Petroleum was the main poison (25/92). Certain traditional measures carried out by parents were identified as dangerous because leading to a high mortality rate. Two deaths were due to petroleum poisoning. In 96% of the cases, it was due to an inappropriate conservation of the hydrocarbure. The intoxications by amino-4-quinolines were also mainly due to bad self-medication. For these reasons, parents must be educated.

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