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Number of alcohol-intoxications in youngsters in the Netherlands keeps on growing

10 November 2010

The number of youngsters with an acute alcohol-poisoning has once more increased. This appears from data that are collected by the Dutch Paediatricians. During the first half of 2010 356 youngsters were admitted to the Emergency Department of a general hospital after excessive alcohol-use. During the past year there were in total 500 cases.

In 2007 the Dutch paediatricians started with a registration-system for youngsters up to the age of 18 years who had alcohol in their blood on admission. With nearly all treated youngsters, alcohol-use is also the main reason for admission either with alcohol-intoxication or an alcohol induced coma.

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