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2015 Month : June Volume : 2 Issue : 23 Page : 3475-3479

KEROSENE POISONING IN CHILDREN: AN OVERVIEW

Vijayalakshmi P1, B. Chandrashekar2, Venugopal S3, Veeresh S. M4

NAME ADDRESS EMAIL ID OF THE CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Dr. Vijayalakshmi P,
Sunitha Nilaya,
2nd Cross, Mission Compound,
Shivamogga.
E-mail: vijayalakshmipaladugala@gmail.com


INTRODUCTION: Poisoning due to drugs is influenced to a large extent by the population’s socioeconomic and cultural status.1 In developing countries, acute poisoning is a major preventable public health problem among children.2 Kerosene ingestion is one of the most common causes in these settings3,4,5 and is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality6,7,8 Although this problem has mostly been eliminated in the developed countries, many developing countries are still lagging behind.8

 

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