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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 199-200

Severe irritant contact dermatitis induced by povidone iodine solution


Departments of Pharmacology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, GMC, Miraj, India

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Mangala Bhaskar Murthy
Departments of Pharmacology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, GMC, Miraj
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.56069

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Albeit uncommon occurrence, irritant contact dermatitis induced by povidone iodine can be an unfortunate adverse reaction complicating its use as an antiseptic. We hereby present the case report of a patient who suffered such a reaction as a result of exposure to povidone iodine, employed as an antiseptic during spinal anesthesia. On conservative management with soframycin ointment, the lesions resembling chemical burns healed in a month without extensive scarring or other complications.






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