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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 152-154

Perioperative chlorhexidine allergy: Is it serious?


Division of Anesthesiology, The George Washington University Medical Center, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, USA

Correspondence Address:
Claude Abdallah
Division of Anesthesiology, The George Washington University Medical Center, Children's National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington, D. C. 20010-2970
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9185.155140

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Chlorhexidine is an antiseptic agent, commonly used, in many different preparations, and for multiple purposes. Despite its superior antimicrobial properties, chlorhexidine is a potentially allergenic substance. The following is a review of the current evidence-based knowledge of allergic reactions to chlorhexidine associated with surgical and interventional procedures.


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