Title:
Toxic exposure to caustics and respiratory irritants
Authors:
E. Steen and P. De Paepe
Institutions:
Department of Emergency Medicine, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Keywords:
Poisoning; review; caustics; corrosives; acids; alkalies; irritants
Pages:
127 - 137
Abstract:
Toxic exposure to caustics and respiratory irritants. Toxic emergencies for which the ENT physician is consulted mainly involve toxic exposure of the upper airway and digestive tract to caustics and respiratory irritants. The ENT physician may, however, also be involved as a first responder in the case of poisoned patients. This article therefore aims to provide a comprehensive general approach to patients with suspected poisoning and to present a more elaborate discussion on the diagnosis and management of patients following exposure to caustics and respiratory irritants. This survey, however, does not intend to be a substitute for the need for consultation with an emergency physician and a clinical toxicologist qualified in the diagnosis and treatment of poisoned patients.
Issue:
Suppl. 26.1, 2016


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Toxic exposure to caustics and respiratory irritants