What is the incidence of caustic ingestions in the US?

Updated: Dec 09, 2020
  • Author: Derrick Lung, MD, MPH, FACEP, FACMT; Chief Editor: David Vearrier, MD, MPH  more...
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Cleaning substances, many of which contain potentially caustic agents, account for over 190,000 exposures per year reported to US poison control centers and represent the second most frequent category of exposure. [2, 3]


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