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MPR YIR Gastro 2018

Honey + Sucralfate May Reduce Injury After Accidental Button Battery Ingestion

Noting that infants and children who ingest button batteries can experience esophageal damage leading to significant morbidity and death in as little as 2 hours, researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Nationwide Children’s Hospital aimed to identify effective options for mitigating these effects by testing common weakly acidic household beverages, viscous liquids, and sucralfate (Carafate).