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Chemical and microbiologic characteristics and toxicity of povidone-iodine solutions.

American journal of surgery (1986-03-01)
J L Zamora
ABSTRACT

The chemical, microbiologic, and toxic characteristics of povidone-iodine solution, a commonly used antiseptic agent, are addressed in a collective review of relevant works published from 1956 to the present. Interactions of this agent with the thyroid gland and the kidneys and its toxicity at the cellular and systemic level are discussed.

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