This increase is largely due to the small button batteries found in remote controls, toys and hearing aids. Besides becoming stuck in or leaking acid into the esophagus, they can also create an electrical current which can burn a hole in the trachea or esophagus.  How do you counsel your patients for similar pediatric emergency situations?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/14/us-more-batteries-to-blame-for-kids-er-v-idUSBRE84D0IK20120514

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