Clinical symptoms and management of acute poisoning of Caustics – Inorganic acids: Worldwide, 80% of caustic ingestions occur in young children; these are usually accidental ingestions of small amounts and are often benign. In adults, caustic ingestions are frequently intentional ingestions of large amounts by suicidal people and are life-threatening. Common sources of caustics include solid and liquid drain and toilet bowl cleaners. Industrial products are usually more concentrated than household products and thus tend to be more damaging.
This topic describes: Classification, Uses, Toxicity Level, Mechanism, Clinical (Toxic) Symptoms, Investigations/Diagnosis and Management of inorganic acids Poisoning and Hydrofluoric acid.