Caustic Ingestion

Extent Of injury by caustic agents ...
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Description

Caustic Ingestion



Extent Of injury by caustic agents determined by 

• Duration ot tissue contact 

• Ability of substance to penetrate tissues 

• Volume 

• pH 

• Concentration 



Clinical 

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 

Eyes 

• 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
@GeraldMD
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