Pathophysiology of Caustic Ingestion

  • M. Osman
  • D. N. Granger
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A 2005 report from the American Association of Poison Control Centers indicates that there were over 200,000 exposures to caustic substances in the form of household and industrial products, including acids (sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid), alkalis (potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide), and other agents. While the majority of cases involved exposure of a body surface, such as the face, eyes, and extremities, ingestion of the caustic agent was the leading cause of death [1].


Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Esophageal Injury Poison Control Center Caustic Ingestion Gastrointestinal Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Osman
    • 1
  • D. N. Granger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric SurgeryAin Shams University School of MedicineCairoEgypt
  2. 2.Department of Molecular and Cellular PhysiologyLouisiana State University Health Sciences CenterShreveportUSA

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