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Mahmoudi G A, Asaee R. Epidemiologic study of Organophosphate and Organochlorate pesticides poisoning in hospitalized patients in khorramabad Shohada Ashayer hospital from Mars to August 2006. yafte. 2008; 10 (1) :3-10
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-63-en.html

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Abstract Background: poisoning is one of the most common medical emergencies. Every year many people refer to emergency wards due to poisoning and some of them are treated and some die because of severe complications. Most patients who refer to emergency wards are those who commit intentionally to suicide. This study is conducted to determine the prevalence of poisoning with pesticide (organophosphate and organochlorine) in persons referred to Shohada Ashaier hospital of Khorramabad in the first six months in 2006. Metrials and methods: Required information of poisoned people with poisoning pesticide (organophosphate and organochlorine) were collected using questionnaires which were distributed among the subjects. Results: In this study 153 patients including 118 patients who poisoned with organophophate and 35 patents with organochlorine were studied. Most of the patients (34.6%) aged between 21-71 years including 57.5% female and 42.5% male and their education was about under secondary school, 91.5% of them attempted to suicided. The total mortality rate was 12 that 7 of them died by toxifications with organochlorine and 5 cases by organophosphate, which in turn was due to their respiratory complications like ARDS and aspiration pneumonia. Conclusion: findings indicate that due to high prevalence and mortality of poisoning with pesticides, this problem should be taken into consideration.
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Received: 2009/01/27

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