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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 14, Issue.: 4

Case Study

An Unpleasant Result of Imprecision: Esophageal Corrosive Injury Due to the Oral Intake of 10% Benzalkonium Chloride


Mervan Bekdas1*, Serkan Ozturk2, Buket Kara1, Seher Acar1 and Hulya Ozturk2

1Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey.

2Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey.

Article Information
(1) Chan-Min Liu, School of Life Science, Xuzhou Normal University, Xuzhou City, China.
(2) Chan Shen, Department of Biostatistics, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, USA.
(1) Sandro Contini, University of Parma, Italy.
(2) Bülent Hayri Özokutan, Gaziantep University, Turkey.
(3) Anonymous, Botucatu Medical School-Unesp, Brazil.
(4) Ajinkya Kelkar, Yashwantrao Chavan Hospital, India.
Complete Peer review History: http://sciencedomain.org/review-history/13649


Benzalkonium chloride is a skin antiseptic agent. It should be diluted before usage for cleaning of mucosal membranes; otherwise it may result in severe damage on mucosa. Herein we will report a 2 months old baby who took 10% Benzalkonium chloride orally by an accident and consequently developed esophageal damage and larynx edema. Our aim was to take attention to the Benzalkonium chloride usage. 

Keywords :

Benzalkonium chloride; esophageal burn; corrosive ingestion; child.

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DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2016/24389

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