How does polyvidone iodine fight infection?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
    The microbicidal agent in polyvidone iodine fights infection by killing germs. Germ cell proteins and fats are particularly vulnerable to iodine, so when infection-causing bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa are exposed to polyvidone iodine, they die quickly.
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What is polyvidone iodine (povidone iodine)?