Epidemiology of poisoning.
Despite difficulties in the interpretation of available data, certain general observations can be made on the epidemiology of poisoning.
Childhood poisoning is usually accidental and tends to be associated with a low morbidity and mortality.
In Western Europe and North America, it is most often due to household products and pharmaceuticals; in developing countries, paraffin, traditional medicines, snakes bites and insect stings are more commonly involved.
In adults, self-poisoning is usually deliberate (suicide or parasuicide) and has a higher morbidity and mortality rate.
Mots-clés Pascal : Intoxication, Epidémiologie, Article synthèse, Admission hôpital, Mortalité, Enfant, Homme, Toxicité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Poisoning, Epidemiology, Review, Hospital admission, Mortality, Child, Human, Toxicity
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Code Inist : 002B03A. Création : 199406.