Document Type : case report


1 Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

2 Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, Children’ Medical Center, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Children’ Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Background: Caustic ingestion in the pediatric population usually occurs accidentally in children under five years due to insufficient care or negligent household depositing of caustic substances. Neglectful behavior of parents while preparing formula for a neonate can lead to this rare condition in newborns.
Case Presentation: We are reporting the case of a four-day-old newborn that was accidentally given house cleaning liquid mixed with formula by his mother, who mistook it for water to dilute the milk. This led to the development of extensive oral and esophageal lesions. 
Conclusion: This report highlights the importance of providing education for parents on how to prevent such accidents and avoid neglectful behaviors while caring for their children.


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