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[Poisonings in Sweden 1990. Deliberate drug overdosage dominates]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature68498
Source
Lakartidningen. 1995 Jan 25;92(4):283-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-25-1995
Author
B. Irestedt
H. Persson
G. Sjöberg
E. Torell
Author Affiliation
Giftinformationscentralen, Karolinska sjukhuset, Stockholm.
Source
Lakartidningen. 1995 Jan 25;92(4):283-6
Date
Jan-25-1995
Language
Swedish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Humans
Overdose - epidemiology
Poisoning - diagnosis - epidemiology - mortality
Suicide - statistics & numerical data
Suicide, Attempted - statistics & numerical data
Sweden - epidemiology
PubMed ID
7845098 View in PubMed
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[Poisonings with analgesics. Paracetamol and dextropropoxyphene dominate and cause the most severe symptoms in a 3-year material]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature68478
Source
Lakartidningen. 1996 May 15;93(20):1955-60
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-15-1996

A study of 136 cases of adder bite treated in Swedish hospitals during one year.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature40805
Source
Acta Med Scand. 1981;210(6):433-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
1981
Author
H. Persson
B. Irestedt
Source
Acta Med Scand. 1981;210(6):433-9
Date
1981
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Age Factors
Aged
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Prognosis
Retrospective Studies
Sex Factors
Snake Bites - diagnosis - epidemiology
Sweden
Viper Venoms - poisoning
Abstract
The adder (Vipera verus) is the only naturally occurring poisonous snake in Sweden. During one year, 136 patients were hospitalized due to adder bites in a population of 5.3 mill. (63% of the total population). These patients could be traced through the central register on diagnosis codes and have been studied retrospectively. The main purpose of the investigation was to study the epidemiology and to estimate the degree of poisoning, thereby getting an idea of the frequency of really severe cases. Minor local symptoms occurred in 27% of the patients, whereas 46% suffered mild, 15% moderate and 12% severe poisonings. The average duration of hospitalization was 1.6, 3.8, 5.5 and 7.6 days, respectively, for these four groups. Shock, CNS disturbances, anaphylactic reactions, extensive edemas, renal dysfunction and severe anemia were typical findings in the group with severe reactions. Although no deaths occurred, the proportion of severe cases contrasts with the current conception that severe envenomation after adder bites is rare. The mortality due to adder bite has been low during the last decades. Earlier the situation was different, and during 1911-78 altogether 44 deaths due to adder bite were registered in Sweden.
PubMed ID
7331888 View in PubMed
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