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What is caustic ingestion?

When caustic ingestion occurs, it can burn the upper GI tract tissues oftentimes resulting to gastric or esophageal perforation. The symptoms usually include dysphagia, drooling and pain in the mouth, chest or the stomach as well as the development of strictures later on. Globally, caustic ingestion typically occurs among young children. Take note that these […]