Allergic contact dermatitis to povidone-iodine

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Two surgical patients developed an eczematous eruption after povidone-iodine (PVP-1) was used for skin antisepsis. Patch tests with 10% PVP-1 solution and also with 0.5% iodine in 70% isopropyl alcohol were positive, thus documenting allergic contact dermatitis to these chemicals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-475
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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