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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

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Abstract

PEREZ RODRIGUEZ, Sonia; ALVAREZ DELGADO, Maylén; BALDO, Marlene David  and  CAPOTE MARRERO, Belina. Acute pesticide poisoning assited at the National Toxicology Centre from 2007-2008. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2012, vol.41, n.4, pp.415-422. ISSN 0138-6557.

Acute pesticide poisonings have an important place, preceded only by food and medicine reported. The objective of this work is to characterize pesticide poisoning assisted at the National Poison Control Center in Havana. This is a report on the study results of 627 cases treated at the emergency service center from 2007-2008. Clinical epidemiological factors were considered, such as age, sex, circumstances of the event, province of origin, date of occurrence and type of agent involved in the event. Intoxicated male adults predominated, as well as intentional circumstances by organophosphate insecticides poisoning in Havana and Holguin provinces. Uniform reporting of cases during the period was performed except in Holguín in April due to mass poisoning occurred in that territory.

Keywords : acute pesticide poisoning; organophosphate insecticidas.

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