Caustic Ingestion

Extent Of injury by caustic agents ...

Caustic Ingestion

Extent Of injury by caustic agents determined by 

• Duration ot tissue contact 

• Ability of substance to penetrate tissues 

• Volume 

• pH 

• Concentration 


GI tract 

• Severe pain of lips, mouth, throat, chest, abdomen 

• Drooling, dysphagia, odynophagia 

• Vomiting, hematemesis 

Respiratory tract 

• Hoarseness, stridor 

• Epiglottitis, laryngeal edema and ulceration 

• pneumonitis, Impaired gas exchange 


• pain, tearing, irritation 

• Clouding of cornea, decreased vision Skin 

• Dribble marks on tie face, chest, and legs 

• First, second, or third degree burns 

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Contributed by

Dr. Gerald Diaz
Board Certified Internal Medicine Hospitalist, GrepMed Editor in Chief 🇵🇭 🇺🇸 - Sign up for an account to like, bookmark and upload images to contribute to our community platform. Follow us on IG: | Twitter:

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