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Clinical Aspects of the Organochlorine Intoxicated Patients
Jun-Ho Cho, Bum-Jin Oh, Joo-Hyun Suh, Woon-Yong Kwon, Joon-Seok Park, Eun-Kyung Eo, Mi-Jin Lee, Sung-Woo Lee, Hyung-Keun Roh, In-Cheol Park
Journal of The Korean Society of Clinical Toxicology 2007;5(1):15-20
DOI: https://doi.org/
Published online: June 30, 2007
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1Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Yonsei university
10Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Yonsei university
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine
3Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon University of Medicine and Science
4Department of Emergency Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine
5Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Konyang University
6Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Ewha Womans University
7Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea
8Department of Emergency Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine
9Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon University of Medicine and Science

Purpose: To analyze the general characteristics and clinical aspects of the organochlorine intoxicated patients in Korea. Methods: We prospectively evaluated the organochlorine intoxicated patients visiting to the 38 emergency medical centers in Korea from the 1, Aug. 2005 to the 31, Jul. 2006. Results: There were 38 patients intoxicated by the organochlorine during the study periods. The mean age of patients was 55.1 years old. The mean amount of the organochlorine intoxicated is 246.1 mL. The most frequent place where the patients got and took the organochlorine was their home. Twenty eight patients(73.7%) intended to suicide. Nine patients out of 38 patients(23.7%) were died and they all intended to suicide. Conclusion: There were 38 patients intoxicated by the organochlorine during the study periods. The suicidal attempts and the number of the dead were higher in Korea than the developed countries.

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