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Objectives: To study the prevalence of aluminum phosphide intoxication, depending on the manner of ingestion whether accidental or intentional at Forensic Medicine and Toxicology department, Khyber Medical College, Peshawar.
Methodology: Retrospective study was conducted at the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, from January 2019 to December 2019.
Results: A total of 99 cases were received, out of which 70 were females and 29 were males. The most commonly affected age group is 11-20 years among females and 21-30 years among males. More common is rural than in urban areas.
Conclusion: Aluminum phosphide (wheat pills) is the most commonly used substance for poisoning among young people. The reasons are Pakistan being an agricultural country, due to lower income and easy availability of wheat pills.
Keywords: Prevalence, Accidental, suicidal, poisoning.
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