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What is the evidence for the use of potassium permanganate for wound care?
  1. Varinder Rai
  1. London Medicines Information Sevice, NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ms Varinder Rai, NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service, London, UK; LNWH-tr.medinfo{at}


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  • Editor's note This article is based on the author's UKMi Medicines Q&A document "What is the evidence for the use of potassium permanganate preparations?"

  • Competing interests None declared. Refer to the online supplementary files to view the ICMJE form(s).

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.