Role of Cadexomer iodine in Decubitus ulcers: Review
Iodine based preparations have been in use for a long time for preventing post-surgical and other wound infections. Iodine, a trace element from the halogen group was discovered serendipitously by Bernard Courtois (1). Since its discovery, iodine-based preparations have been extensively used for various ailments. Later in the mid-20 th century, Iodophors were prepared which allowed a controlled release of Iodine. Of these the two widely used iodophors are the Povidone-iodine and Cadexomer Iodine (2).
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