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Adverse effects of Lugol's iodine: Heart failure in a patient with subcutaneous phycomycosis from a resource-limited setting.

Subcutaneous phycomycosis becomes a chronic, debilitating condition if left untreated. Treatment includes oral antifungal therapy, though oral potassium iodide has been used in resource-limited settings. Lugol's iodine has been an effective substitute, but little is known about its safety. We report a case of subcutaneous phycomycosis complicated by heart failure during treatment with Lugol's iodine. We review subcutaneous phycomycosis, iodine-mediated cardiotoxicity, as well as social determinants of health relevant to our case, suggesting that Lugol's iodine may only be an effective treatment with proper dosing and long-term monitoring.
Dean S Karahalios, Andrea Shaw, Bonnke Arunga, Carlee Lenehan, Valentine Sing'oei, Walter Otieno

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