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Contact Allergy to Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Including Povidone-Iodine

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with an allergic reaction to a product containing polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP, povidone).

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

response to therapy, adverse effects

ICD-10:

L23, L25, T88.7

Description:

Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP, povidone) is a polymer that is used in a number of pharmacologic and cosmetic products as a suspending or dispersing agent. Some patients may develop a contact allergy to it.

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