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Diseases » Poisoning » Summary
 

What is Poisoning?

What is Poisoning?

There are many substances that are harmful to humans. Probably the most common is food poisoning (typically from bacteria or parasites), but also ...more »

  • Poisoning: The condition produced by poison.
  • Poisoning: Carbon monoxide (CO). A poisonous colorless, odorless, tasteless gas. It combines with hemoglobin to form carboxyhemoglobin, which has no oxygen carrying capacity. The resultant oxygen deprivation causes headache, dizziness, decreased pulse and respiratory rates, unconsciousness, and death. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Poisoning: the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Poisoning: Introduction

Types of Poisoning:

Types of Poisoning:

Broader types of Poisoning:

How many people get Poisoning?

Incidence (annual) of Poisoning: 11,649 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Incidence Rate of Poisoning: approx 1 in 391 or 0.26% or 694,829 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Poisoning?

Complications of Poisoning: see complications of Poisoning
Deaths for Poisoning: 16,307 deaths (IOM); 14,078 deaths for unintentional poisoning and 5,191 for suicide poisoning in USA 2001 (CDC); 12,186 deaths reported in USA 1999 for accidental poisoning or exposure to noxious substances (NVSR Sep 2001); 6.0 per 100,000 in Canada 19971

What causes Poisoning?

Causes of Poisoning: see causes of Poisoning
Risk factors for Poisoning: see risk factors for Poisoning

What are the symptoms of Poisoning?

Symptoms of Poisoning: see symptoms of Poisoning

Complications of Poisoning: see complications of Poisoning

Poisoning: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Poisoning.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Poisoning.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Poisoning: see treatments for Poisoning
Research for Poisoning: see research for Poisoning

Society issues for Poisoning


Cost statistics for Poisoning: The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Poisoning:

  • Medical costs for poisoning treatment is estimated at $3 billion in the US 1992 (Miller and Lestina, CDC, 1997)
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Hospitalization statistics for Poisoning: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Poisoning:
  • 1,007,025 patient days spent in private hospitals for injuries and poisoning in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 1,407,612 patient days spent in public hospitals for injuries and poisoning in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 32.6% of hospitalisations for injuries and poisoning in public hospitals are single day in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 87.0% of hospitalisations for injuries and poisoning in private hospitals are single day in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 352,489 admissions to public hospitals because of injuries and poisoning in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 437,093 admissions to private hospitals because of injuries and poisoning in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Name and Aliases of Poisoning

Main name of condition: Poisoning

Other names or spellings for Poisoning:

Carbon monoxide toxicity [Carbon monoxide poisoning] Source - Diseases Database

Toxic condition, Intoxication
Source - WordNet 2.1

Poisoning: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Poisoning:



Footnotes:
1. Canadian Injury Data, Statistics Canada, 1996-1997
 

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