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A 10-year analysis of the characteristic of pediatric caustic ingestions at Royal Hospital in Oman

      Background: Caustic ingestions in children are preventable exposures that can lead to severe morbidity and mortality. The current international guidelines recommend performing esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) within 12 to 24 hours post ingestion. In addition, these recommendations suggest that grade II lesions on EGD and above should receive antibiotics and steroids.
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