Iodine‐induced delirium

T. Hara, T. Sato, M. Takeichi

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A case of delirium that was believed to have been caused by disinfectant iodoform is reported. The delirium began on the seventh day following filling with iodoform gauze, and approximately one month later, the patient entered a semi‐comatose state. The patient began to recover roughly seven days after filling was discontinued. At that time, there were indications that the serum‐iodine levels was five times higher than normal. From the above, it is believed that the case of the delirium was the iodine absorbed from the filling gauze.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-60
Number of pages2
JournalHuman Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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