[Management of caustic esophagitis in children].

  title={[Management of caustic esophagitis in children].},
  author={Emmanuel Mas and A Breton and Alain Lachaux},
  journal={Archives de pediatrie : organe officiel de la Societe francaise de pediatrie},
  volume={19 12},
In children, caustic ingestion is due to accidents at home and inadequate storage of caustic agents. In emergency, it is useful to remove the soiled clothes, rinse the affected area, and prevent vomiting and feeding. Caustic ingestion (pH<2 or>12) induces burns of the upper gastrointestinal tract requiring esophagogastro-duodenoscopy between H12 and H24… CONTINUE READING