What is the role of activated charcoal in the treatment of caustic ingestions?

Updated: Dec 09, 2020
  • Author: Derrick Lung, MD, MPH, FACEP, FACMT; Chief Editor: David Vearrier, MD, MPH  more...
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Obtaining meaningful information from endoscopy after treatment with activated charcoal is very difficult. Routine use of activated charcoal is not recommended in caustic ingestions.


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