Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1977;20(1):28-35.
Published online January 31, 1977.
Clinical Studies of Acute Poisoning in Children.
Soo Young Chung, Soon Jong Lee, Sang Woo Kim, Woo Kap Chung
Department of pediatrics, College of Medicine Chung-Ang University, Korea.
소아 급성중독의 임상적 고찰
정수영, 이순종, 김상우, 정우갑
중앙대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
This is the clinical studies of 171cases of acute poisoning in pediatric age which were visited at the emergency room of Han-gang Sacred Heart Hospital during the past 2 years and 5 months (Apr., 1974~Aug., 1976). The results were summerized as followings; 1. The incidence of acute poisoning among the emergency pediatric patients were 2.3%(171/7,310). 2. The sex ratio of male to female was 1.5:1. 3. The peak age group was 2 to 5 years of age (41.5%). 4. The peak incidence in a year was shown in August (17.5%) with prominence in summer season (47.3%). 5. The accidental poisoning was occured the most frequently from 4: 00 P.M. to 8:00P.M. during the day. 6. The motive of poisoning was mainly accidental causes (85.9%). 7. The most frequent causative substances were insecticides (29.8%) and then rodenticides (14%), D.D.S. (8.8%), reserpine (4.1%) were the next causes. 8. RH-787 poisoning were occured in 4 cases with the complication of diabetes mellitus 2 cases. 9. In poisonous plants, there were azalea (Rhododendron) poisoning (4 cases) and Gingko biloba Linne fruit poisoning (1 case).

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