An analysis of 682 adult poisonings in centra Anatolia of Turkey

Kekec Z., Gunay N., Sozuer E. M., Guven M., Sungur M.

VETERINARY AND HUMAN TOXICOLOGY, vol.46, no.6, pp.335-336, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.335-336
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


We defined patient demographics, type of the poisoning, distribution according to month, route and reason for exposure, mortality causes and rates from 682 poisonings admitted to University Hospital in Kayseri, Turkey to evaluate whether they follow the pattern of other countries. Poisoning were drugs (54.5 %), inhalational poisonings including carbon monoxide (13.7%), food (12.4%), alcohol (7%), pesticides (5.4 %) and corrosives (2.1%). In drug ingestions, psychoactive drugs most common: psychoactive, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory drugs were most frequent agents in multiple drug poisonings. Drugs were the most used poison while pesticides, mushrooms, methanol and carbon monoxide caused more deaths. The mortality rate was 2%.