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Publication Type: Patient Safety Alert
Single or Multiple Incident: Multiple
Date: 4/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Country: South Korea

This alert highlights the need to consider the potential allergic reaction to ingredients in deep cavity wound dressings. One case is described with mention of discovery of similar cases. The ingredient of chitosan was found to cause eye congestion and inflammation (uveitis). Recommendations for safe use of medical products such as deep cavity wound dressings are provided.

Additional Details

Device:
deep cavity wound dressing
Medication/Gas/Fluid:
chitosan


Break out of eye inflammation (uveitis) after use of deep cavity wound dressings