What are indications of severe injury in patients with caustic ingestions?

Updated: Dec 09, 2020
  • Author: Derrick Lung, MD, MPH, FACEP, FACMT; Chief Editor: David Vearrier, MD, MPH  more...
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Indications of severe injury include the following:

  • Altered mental status
  • Peritoneal signs
  • Evidence of viscous perforation
  • Stridor
  • Hypotension
  • Shock

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