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The top 5 poisonous substances leading to hospitalisation and death in Malaysia
 

The top 5 poisonous substances leading to hospitalisation and death in Malaysia

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Acute poisoning has been a significant threat to many developing countries, including Malaysia. Here are the top 5 poisonous substances.
 
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30 Sep 2016 - General
 
Interesting article. Based on what I've gathered the most commonly encountered agents of acute poisoning (for pediatric patients) in the Philippines are: carbamates/organophosphates (pesticides and insecticides) ,paracetamol, phenobarbital and is...
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This article just shows that aside from pesticides and other organic solvents, various medications are among the leading causes of poison. Even common drugs like salicylates (aspirin), paracetamol, diuretics, and even topical preparations can cause h...
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Considering the size of the rural population in Malaysia, it is not surprising that pesticides are among the highest causes of death or hospitalisation by poisoning, but it is a concerning statistic.

As with most of the world, a more rural ...
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