Profile of poisoning admissions in Malaysia.

  title={Profile of poisoning admissions in Malaysia.},
  author={Reena Rajasuriar and Rahmat Awang and Sulaiman B. Hashim and H R B H Rahmat},
  journal={Human & experimental toxicology},
  volume={26 2},
We retrospectively reviewed poisoning admissions to all government health facilities from 1999 to 2001, in an effort to expand our current knowledge on poisoning in Malaysia to a level that better reflects a nationwide burden. There were 21 714 admissions reported with 779 deaths. The case-fatality rate was 35.88/1000 admissions. The majority of admissions (89.7%) and deaths (98.9%) occurred in adults. Some 55.1% of all admissions were female, mostly involving pharmaceutical agents. Male… CONTINUE READING


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