Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Oct 16, 2017; 5(10): 378-380
Published online Oct 16, 2017. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v5.i10.378
Hydrogen peroxide ingestion with injury to upper gastrointestinal tract
Jonathan V Martin, Choichi Sugawa
Jonathan V Martin, Choichi Sugawa, Michael and Marian Ilitch Department of Surgery, 6-C University Health Center, Detroit, MI 48201, United States
Author contributions: Martin JV and Sugawa C contributed to the initial drafting and editing of manuscript; Sugawa C obtained clinical data.
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Correspondence to: Choichi Sugawa, MD, Professor, Michael and Marian Ilitch Department of Surgery, 6-C University Health Center, 4201 Saint Antoine St., Detroit, MI 48201, United States.
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Received: March 28, 2017
Peer-review started: March 31, 2017
First decision: June 16, 2017
Revised: July 6, 2017
Accepted: August 2, 2017
Article in press: August 3, 2017
Published online: October 16, 2017
Core Tip

Core tip: In patients presenting with unresolving epigastric and hematemesis following ingestion of hydrogen peroxide, evaluation with endoscopy is indicated. Computed tomography and/or magnetic resonance imaging are also indicated to evaluate for formation of arterial gas emboli. Therapy is primarily supportive, ± hyperbaric oxygen therapy depending on presence of neurological symptoms, presence of gas emboli, and availability of resources.