2009, Cilt 16, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 052-056
Case Report: Skin Reactions Due to Povidone Iodine Skin Preparation
Hemş. Gönül ESER METE1, Anest. Z. Serpil USTALAR ÖZGEN2, Hemş. Buket ÇİĞDEM1, Anest. Olcay İSBİR2
1 Acıbadem Hastanesi Ameliyathane Hemşiresi
2 Acıbadem Üniversitesi, Acıbadem Hastanesi Anesteziyoloji Bölümü, Anestezist
Keywords: Povidone iodine/adverse effects, local ant infective agents/adverse effects, chemical burns, skin reactions, postoperative complications

Postoperative skin reactions are rare but serious complications. Contact dermatitis, allergic reactions, and burns had been reported. Drugs, disinfectant solutions used for skin preparation, wound dressings had associated with these skin reactions.

%10 Povidone iodine solution, being a powerful antiseptic and wide spectrum disinfectant has recently replaced iodine solutions because of sensitivity reactions reported.It has a dark, amber brown color and gives the skin this color. Contact dermatitis, burns had been reported in cases who had skin preparation with %10 povidone iodine.

In our case report, some postoperative skin reactions had been described, the possible causes discussed and the important points for careful preoperative skin preparation with povidone iodine had been reviewed.