COVID-19, increased foreign body ingestions among children

COVID-19, increased foreign body ingestions among children

Stay-at-home orders amid COVID-19 correlated with and increased frequency of foreign body ingestions among a pediatric cohort, according to a study presented at Digestive Disease Week.“The rate of foreign body ingestions amongst children is a common problem and the rate of ingestion is increasing over time. While some foreign bodies pass without incident, others can cause serious harm such as bowel perforation, fistulas and death,” Katherine Black, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said. “At the beginning of the COVID pandemic, many schools went to virtual learning.Read More

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