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Potassium iodide: a Dickensian drug for dermatological diseases

Potassium iodide, a drug of long historical heritage, remains a useful and important part of a dermatologist’s armamentarium in the treatment of neutrophilic dermatoses and panniculitis, as well as infections such as sporotrichosis. Here we report an illustrative case of granulomatous panniculitis treated with potassium iodide to excellent clinical effect. We also provide a review of the important aspects surrounding the prescription of potassium iodide, including indications, dosage regimens and side effect profile.
Dermatology in practice 2015; 21(1): 7–8
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