Caustic Esophageal Burns in Children and High Doses of Methylprednisolone
High Doses of Methylprednisolone in the Management of Caustic Esophageal Burns in Children
Lead SponsorSisli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital
StatusCompleted No Results Posted
Corrosive substance ingestion in childhood is a public health issue in developing countries and several management protocols were proposed to prevent esophageal strictures. The role of corticosteroids in preventing corrosive-induced strictures is controversial. The investigators' aim is to study the influence of high doses of corticosteroids to prevent esophageal strictures.
Inclusion Criteria: -Corrosive substance ingested children with grade IIb esophageal burn Exclusion Criteria: Caustic substance ingested chldren grade I, IIa and grade III esophageal burns Caustic subtance ingested children with signs of perforation, mediastinitis, peritonitis, sespis Caustic substance ingested children with any chronic disease