Pesticide poisoning in south India: opportunities for prevention and improved medical management
Rao, CH. Srinivas; Venkateswarlu, V; Surender, T; Eddleston, Michael; Buckley, Nicholas
OBJECTIVE: Warangal district in Andhra Pradesh, southern India, records >1000 pesticide poisoning cases each year and hundreds of deaths. We aimed to describe their frequency and distribution, and to assess quality of management and subsequent outcomes from pesticide poisoning in one large hospital in the district. METHODS: We reviewed data on all patients admitted with pesticide poisoning to a district government hospital for the years 1997 to 2002. For 2002, details of the particular...[Show more]
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