Abstract
PARAQUAT POISONING AND PARAQUAT MORTALITY IN PATIENTS REFERRED TO AHVAZ TEACHING HOSPITALS

Arman Shahriary, Mahsa Soleymani, Atefeh Roumi, Hoorvash Faraji Dana and Farkhondeh Jamshidi*

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Today poisoning with pesticides has increased and Poisoning with paraquat is one of the most significant poisoning in patients. The aim of this study was to investigate paraquat poisoning and mortality rates in Ahvaz patients. Material and Method: This study was conducted retrospectively on poisoned patients with Paraquat and all patients who were poisoned by Paraquat who were referred to hospitals in Ahvaz was analyzed. All of the patients who were poisoned with paraquat were examined and then the frequency of the patients was analyzed by gender and the rate of morbidity and mortality was analyzed. In this study we used SPSS version 22 for statistical analysis. Results: A total of 392 poisoned patients with paraquat were studied in this study. The gender of the patients showed that among them, 154 (39.28%) were men and 238 (60.72%) were female. Also, the mortality rate of patients revealed that 87 patients (22.19%) died from the studied patients that 47 patients (54%) were male and 40 (46%) of them were women. Also, 305 (77.81%) patients survived, that from them 107 patients (35%) were male and 198 (65%) were female. Conclusion: the rate of parquet poisoning mortality is 22.19% and the rate of survival in women is more than men. Future studies suggested to find more details about managing this patients.

Keywords: Paraquat Poisoning, toxicity, N,N?-dimethyl-4,4?-bipyridinium, Mortality, Ahvaz.


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