"Caustics" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Strong alkaline chemicals that destroy soft body tissues resulting in a deep, penetrating type of burn, in contrast to corrosives, that result in a more superficial type of damage via chemical means or inflammation. Caustics are usually hydroxides of light metals. SODIUM HYDROXIDE and potassium hydroxide are the most widely used caustic agents in industry. Medically, they have been used externally to remove diseased or dead tissues and destroy warts and small tumors. The accidental ingestion of products (household and industrial) containing caustic ingredients results in thousands of injuries per year.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Caustics" by people in Profiles.
Caustic Ingestion-The Haves and the Have Nots. JAMA Surg. 2022 02 01; 157(2):119.
Irritants and corrosives. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2015 Feb; 33(1):117-31.
Genital warts and other HPV infections: established and novel therapies. Clin Dermatol. 2014 Mar-Apr; 32(2):299-306.
Types of colitis based on histology. Dis Mon. 2011 Sep; 57(9):457-89.
Ingestion of caustic cosmetic products. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1993 Nov; 109(5):821-5.