Title

Perioperative chlorhexidine allergy: Is it serious?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

4-1-2015

Journal

Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology

Volume

Volume 31, Issue 2

Issue

2

Inclusive Pages

152-154

DOI

10.4103/0970-9185.155140

Abstract

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.

Comments

Reproduced with permission of Wolters Kluwer, Medknow Publications. Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology.

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Peer Reviewed

1

Open Access

1