Foreign body ingestions in the Emergency Department: case reports and review of treatment.

@article{Blaho1998ForeignBI,
  title={Foreign body ingestions in the Emergency Department: case reports and review of treatment.},
  author={Kari E Blaho and Kevin S Merigian and Stephen L Winbery and Lee Jin Park and Mary Cockrell},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={21-6}
}
We report a series of alleged ingestions of razor blades and other metal objects by prisoners presenting to an inner city Emergency Department. Fourteen claims of ingestions of razor blades or other metal objects involving eight prisoners occurred in a 5-week period. The motives behind the ingestions varied. Auditory hallucination was the most common reason given for the ingestions. Other motives included efforts to leave prison, depression, and accidental razor blade swallowing. Attempts were… CONTINUE READING
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