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Caustic ingestions

Department of Intensive Care, Kaunas University of Medicine
Kaunas University of Medicine, Lithuania
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Medicina 2009, 45(10), 830;
Received: 25 July 2008 / Accepted: 6 October 2009 / Published: 11 October 2009
Caustic ingestions (alkalis, acids) may cause severe chemical burns and lifelong complications, which worsen life quality. Approximately 80% of caustic ingestions occur in children. They mostly intoxicate because of chemical substances kept insecurely or in inappropriate containers. Until now, there is no general opinion about diagnostics and management of caustic ingestions. Therefore, the main aim of this article is accurately represent diagnostic and treatment options believing that this information would help physicians to diagnose caustic ingestions easier and faster, to provide emergency management correctly, and to avoid acute and chronic complications.
Keywords: caustic substances; diagnosis; treatment; prophylaxis caustic substances; diagnosis; treatment; prophylaxis
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Adukauskienė, D.; Mažeikienė, S.; Rumba, A.; Vizgirdaitė, V. Caustic ingestions. Medicina 2009, 45, 830.

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