Urine Sugar Reagent Tablet Ingestion Causing Gastric and Duodenal Ulceration

J. Bryan Warren, David J Griffin, Robert C. Olson

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The accidental or intentional ingestion of urine sugar reagent (Clinitest) tablets, a potent caustic, has been reported to cause severe esophageal mucosal damage and stricture formation. Gastric mucosal damage was reported once before in a man who intentionally ingested 26 Clinitest tablets. We encountered a case of accidental Clinitest tablet ingestion causing gastric and duodenal ulceration without esophageal damage, a previously undescribed complication of inadvertent Clinitest tablet ingestion. Our case reemphasizes the role of early fiberoptic endoscopy in the evaluation of caustic ingestions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-162
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1984


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