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Corrosive Ingestion

Raja Kalayarasan, Nilakantan Ananthakrishnan, Vikram Kate

Keywords : Caustic injury, Corrosive, Esophageal stricture, Gastric stricture, Poisoning

Citation Information : Kalayarasan R, Ananthakrishnan N, Kate V. Corrosive Ingestion. Indian J Crit Care Med 2019; 23 (S4).

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23305

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Corrosive ingestion remains a common problem in developing countries, such as India due to the lack of strict laws that regulate the sale of caustics. While appropriate treatment of the acute phase can mitigate tissue damage improper management of the acute corrosive injury is widely prevalent due to the limited experience of the individual physicians in managing this condition. The aim of this review is to summarize the epidemiology and pathophysiology of corrosive ingestion, principles in the management of acute phase injury, long-term effects of caustic ingestion, and prevention of corrosive ingestion.

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