The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Foreign Body Ingestion Trends in Children: A Comparison of the Pre-Pandemic Period to 2020

Elyse Geibel, Eric Pasman, Cade Nylund, Bryan Rudolph, Patrick Reeves

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Abstract

Foreign body ingestion (FBI) among children is associated with morbidity and mortality. We used the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System to compare FBI trends from 2017-2019 to 2020 during the spread of SARS-CoV-2. The pandemic and associated stay-at-home orders were associated with uptrends in button battery and magnet ingestions but unchanged total FBI trends.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-303
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
Volume75
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • advocacy
  • emergency medicine
  • foreign body ingestion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Gastroenterology

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