Treatment data using a topical povidone-iodine antiseptic in patients with superficial skin abscesses

Gillian Schmitz, Lauren Rosenblatt, Nicholas Salerno, Julie Odette, Ronnie Ren, Tatiana Emanuel, Joel Michalek, Qianqian Liu, Liem Du, Koursoh Jahangir, Adriana Segura Olson

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Abstract

The standard treatment of cutaneous abscesses in the emergency department is incision and drainage (I&D). The purpose of this investigation is to determine the feasibility of using a povodine-iodine topical antiseptic solution (PVP-I) as a clinical adjunct in the treatment of superficial skin abscesses after I&D, and the data is related to “Pilot Study to Evaluate the Adjunct Use of a Povidone-Iodine Topical Antiseptic in Patients with Soft Tissue Abscesses” [Olson et al., 2019]. The data aims to determine if the daily application of PVP-I in the wound cavity and as an antiseptic hand wash would confer any benefit over I&D alone. The primary outcome was clinical cure 7–10 days after I&D. The secondary outcomes were rate of new abscess development and spread of infection in household contacts (HC) within 30 days.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number103715
JournalData in Brief
Volume23
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2019

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