R. B. Roaeid. A. A. Kablan
Department of Medicine, 7th October Teaching Hospital, Benghazi, Libya
JMJ Vol. 2, No. 3 (March 2003): 56-57
This is a retrospective study reviewing the cases of acute poisoning admitted to 7th October hospital/ Benghazi in the period of two years. Number of cases was 193 cases (3% of total hospital admission). 143 were female (74.1) , mean age was 23.5 years. The commonest single substance was a pesticide (organophosphorus) in 34.2% of patients. The suicidal attempting reported in 6.2% of the patients, where as 77.2 was parasuicidal.
Keywords: Acute poisoning, organophosphorus, suicidal, parasuicidal