Our aim was to study the influence of high doses of corticosteroids in preventing esophageal strictures.METHODS: Eighty-three children with a mean age of 4.10 2.63 years and with grade IIb esophageal burns (an esophagogastroscopy was performed within 24-48 hours of injury) due to corrosive substance ingestion were enrolled in our study between 2005 and 2008.

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