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A Case of Serious Caustic Injury on Gastrointestinal Tract after Ingestion of Sodium Carbonate Peroxyhydrate
Tae Young Won, Seung Woo Kim, Bo Seung Kang, Tai Ho Im
Journal of The Korean Society of Clinical Toxicology 2004;2(2):141-146
DOI: https://doi.org/
Published online: December 31, 2004
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1Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University
2Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University
3Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University
4Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University

Laundery detergent ingestions are generally considered to have minor consequences. But some detergent ingestions have severe consequences. Unlike household bleaches contain sodium hypochlorite, bleaching agents that contain sodium carbonate have the potential to cause significant mucosal damage to the gastrointestinal tract if ingested. Especially, when ingested in solid form of Sodium carbonate, corrosive injury is much heavier. Therefore, patient who ingest sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate need more intensive management than patient who ingest other bleaches. We experienced a case of serious caustic injury after ingestion of Sodium Carbonate Peroxyhydrate. We report this case with review of literature.

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