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.