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Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine 1985;6(10):7-12.
Published online October 1, 1985.
일부 지역에서의 급성약물중독에 관한 조사연구
김원경 민성삼 이혜리 윤방부
연세대학교의과대학 가정의학교실
In order to analyze acute drug intoxication patients, total 118 cases of ER patient’s charts were reviewed from August, 1983 to July, 1984 at Kwang Hwa Hospital in a rural area of Korea. The following results were obtained.
1. Total number of patients was 118, which was 2.61% of total patients of ER during one year. Among them, males were 61% females were 39%.
2. The most common age group was 20-29 (29.7%). Considering age and sex distribution together, 30-39 year-old male was the most common group.
3. By seasonal distribution, acute drug intoxications were most common in summer especially August.
4. The most frequent drug of intoxication was organic phosphorus (26.3%), which was followed by unknown (16.1%) and inhalating drug (15.3%) in order of frequency.
5. Among the organic phosphorus (31 cases), EPN was most common (12 cases).
6. As to the therapeutic results of acute drug intoxication, we got clinical recovery in 73 cases (61.9%), 16 cases expired (13.6%), 5 cases transferred (4.2%) and 24 cases (20.3%) self-discharged. In the case of drug inhalation, all patients were recovered.
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