High Doses of Methylprednisolone in the Management of Caustic Esophageal Burns

USTA M., Erkan T., Cokugras F. C., URGANCI N., Onal Z., Gulcan M., ...More

PEDIATRICS, vol.133, no.6, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 133 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1542/peds.2013-3331
  • Journal Name: PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: caustic, corticosteroid therapy, stricture, children, EARLY BOUGIENAGE, CHILDREN, INGESTION, DEXAMETHASONE, SUBSTANCES, STRICTURE, STEROIDS, INJURY
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


OBJECTIVE: Caustic substance ingestion in childhood is a public health issue in developing countries, and several management protocols have been proposed to prevent the resulting esophageal strictures. The role of corticosteroids in preventing corrosive-induced strictures is controversial. Our aim was to study the influence of high doses of corticosteroids in preventing esophageal strictures.