Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol Nutr.  2013 Dec;16(4):233-239.

Poisoning in Korean Children and Adolescents

  • 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Gil Medical Center, Gachon University Graduate School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Gil Medical Center, Gachon University Graduate School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.


Drug intoxication in children and adolescents is not uncommon in Korea. But the tendency of intoxication is changing with some factors, such as national surveillance system, Naderism and increasing concern among physicians. But the death rate of intoxication among adolescents is increasing in spite of decreasing total death rate of intoxication among children and adolescents. Therefore the physician must be concerned about the basic management of intoxication and figure out the common toxic substance among children and adolescents.


Poisoning; Child; Adolescent; Drug overdose; Korea

MeSH Terms

Drug Overdose


  • Fig. 1 Proportion of causative substances of drug intoxication according to the regional areas and years. CO: carbon monoxide.


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