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Clinitest Tablet Ingestion with Thermal Burns of the Esophagus and/or Stomach

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Gastroenterology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Clinitest tablets are used by diabetics for detection of glycosuria. The tablet dissolves in less than a minute with generation of considerable heat, sufficient to cause a thermal burn in adjacent mucosa. The presence of alkali can cause corrosive injury.

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