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Chlorhexidine gluconate–impregnated central access catheter dressings as a cause of erosive contact dermatitis: a report of 7 cases.

Authors
  • Weitz, Nicole A
  • Lauren, Christine T
  • Weiser, Jessica A
  • LeBoeuf, Nicole R
  • Grossman, Marc E
  • Biagas, Katherine
  • Garzon, Maria C
  • Morel, Kimberly D
Type
Published Article
Journal
JAMA dermatology
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2013
Volume
149
Issue
2
Pages
195–199
Identifiers
PMID: 23560299
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Erosive contact dermatitis is an under-recognized complication of chlorhexidine gluconate-impregnated dressings. Health care providers should be aware of this risk, particularly in young children and immunosuppressed and/or critically ill patients, who may be more susceptible to the irritant effects of these dressings. When the dressings are used, patients should be monitored closely for skin breakdown.

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