Button battery exposure: clinical features and management
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Button battery exposure: clinical features and management

Catherine Farrow An information officer, London Centre of the National Poisons Information Service (NPIS)

Most ingested button batteries pass spontaneously without intervention, says Catherine Farrow, but the position and condition of battery should be determined by X-ray without delay to ensure appropriate managment of the incident

There are many types of batteries designed to meet the individual power requirements of the vast array of battery-operated and mobile appliances available on the market. The term ‘battery’ is used here and throughout to describe a single cell, as opposed to its correct definition of a number of power cells connected together in series.

Emergency Nurse. 8, 8, 12-17. doi: 10.7748/en2000.

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