Patterns and epidemiology of acute poisoning in Ethiopia: systematic review of observational studies

Chelkeba L., Mulatu A., Feyissa D., Bekele F., Tesfaye B. T.

ARCHIVES OF PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.76, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 76
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s13690-018-0275-3
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Keywords: Epidemiology, Pattern, Poisoning, Ethiopia, MANAGEMENT


Background: Acute poisoning is a common reason for emergency department visit and hospitalization worldwide with major morbidity and mortality. The burden of poisoning exposures in Africa is a significant public health concern, but only 10 of 58 countries have poisons information centers (PICs).