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CASE REPORT
Accidental aspiration of a solid tablet of sodium hypochlorite
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    Bleach is not sodium hydroxide

    I have seen now that a correction was asserted. It is not satisfactory on its face for two reasons.

    The first is that my criticism of the report was not acknowledged for pointing out that the original claim was of swallowing a bleach tablet, which meant that treatment could be understood as inappropriate or inadequate.

    The second is that a "correction" that ascribed the problem as that the patient ing...

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    Bleach is not sodium hydroxide

    The article starts as a report of ingestion of sodium hydroxide tablet and all but one reference within it is to sodium hydroxide.

    The single reference to bleach is the reason for my letter. It is not clear to me that anyone would have large tablets of sodium hydroxide (usu prilled pellets are <<1g), and I confess that solid bleach tablets are not an item I have used. I presume such would be to sanitize a...

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