Caustic ingestion.

  title={Caustic ingestion.},
  author={Stefan B Schaffer and Am{\'e}lie H{\'e}bert},
  journal={The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society : official organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society},
  volume={152 12},
Caustic and corrosive injury of the upper gastrointestinal tract can lead to significant morbidity and mortality with the development of upper gastrointestinal stricture or perforation. Household products containing alkalis, acids, and detergents are responsible for most injuries, with each having varying histological injury patterns and anatomic distribution. Early signs and symptoms after caustic ingestion are not consistent with the extent of damage, and endoscopy is the only reliable method… CONTINUE READING