Table 1

 Details of ingested material, and age and sex of patients

Ingested materialNumber*Boys: girlsMedian age (months)
*The total number of ingestion episodes was 32, however only 31 patients presented as one child had two episodes of ingestion.
Ammonia based household disinfectant33:032
Dishwasher powder108:220
Caustic soda granules55:059
Household bleach63:315
Sterilising tablets11:035
Oven cleaner10:128
Potassium hydroxide based cleaner22:0116.5
Paint thinner11:015
Industrial cleaning agent32:190
Total3225:731 (range 11 months to 18.6 years)