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Management of a Patient Who Has Swallowed a Disc Battery Based on the Algorithm of Sheikh

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
Gastroenterology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A swallowed disc battery usually passes through the gastrointestinal tract without complication. However, release of contents from a leaking battery can cause caustic burns as well as heavy metal poisoning. Sheikh developed an algorithm to help guide patient management.

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