Predictability of esophageal injury from signs and symptoms: a study of caustic ingestion in 378 children.

@article{Gaudreault1983PredictabilityOE,
  title={Predictability of esophageal injury from signs and symptoms: a study of caustic ingestion in 378 children.},
  author={Pierre Gaudreault and Marcel Parent and Michael A McGuigan and Luc Chicoine and Frederick H Lovejoy},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1983},
  volume={71 5},
  pages={767-70}
}
The accuracy of signs and symptoms as predictors of the presence and severity of esophageal injury was evaluated in 378 children admitted to three pediatric hospitals between 1970 and 1980. The signs and symptoms analyzed included nausea, vomiting, dysphagia, refusal to drink, abdominal pain, increased salivation, oropharyngeal burns, and abdominal tenderness. The severity of lesions found at esophagoscopy in 378 children was graded from grade 0, no lesion, to grade 3, perforation. Of the 298… CONTINUE READING

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