CLINICAL PROFILE AND OUTCOME OF ACUTE POISONING CASES AND UTILITY OF POISONING SEVERITY SCORE

Dr. Prabhat, Manthappa M, Tandure Varsha

Abstract


Background: - This study analyzes the epidemiological data of poisonings and outcomes of various poisonings according to severity of the patient’s condition using Poisoning Severity Score at admission.

Aim & Objectives:-

  • To assess the utility of poisoning severity score in predicting severity and clinical outcomes.

 

Methods: - Prospective observational study carried out in JSS Hospital in Mysuru city for a year.

 

Results:-Among 549 cases, majority of the cases belonged to the 20-29 age group. Most common type of

poison was pesticides (63.75%) of which organophosphorus poisoning was the most common and 63% were from rural setting and 31% were farmers by occupation. Subjects who had a PSS Grade of 3 at admission had highest mortality rate of 34.73%.

Conclusion: - Poisoning Severity Score (PSS) was found to be helpful in predicting the outcome of the

poisoning. Hence the use of PSS Grading should be recommended in all cases of poisonings.

            Keywords: Poisoning, Poisoning Severity Score, Organophosphorus 

Keywords


Poisoning, Poisoning Severity Score, Organophosphorus Poisoning.

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