The pattern of poisoning from traditional medicines in urban Zimbabwe.

@article{Kasilo1992ThePO,
  title={The pattern of poisoning from traditional medicines in urban Zimbabwe.},
  author={Ossy M.J. Kasilo and Charles F B Nhachi},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={1992},
  volume={82 3},
  pages={187-8}
}
A 10-year (1980-1989 inclusive) retrospective study was carried out at Zimbabwe's six main urban hospitals to evaluate the epidemiology of poisoning caused by traditional medicines. A total of 1456 cases were recorded, and this represented 23% (the biggest single group) of all poisoning cases. Sixty-seven per cent (982) of the patients were male and 33% (474) were female. The majority of patients (53%; 776) were under 5 years of age; 18% (264) were 21-30 years old; the 31-40-year age group… CONTINUE READING

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