Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-24-2020

Publication Title

Photodermatology, photoimmunology & photomedicine

Abstract

With the depletion of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic, methods for decontamination of N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFR) are being implemented at institutions throughout the United States. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) involves administration of ultraviolet C (UVC) irradiation to cause DNA damage to inactivate pathogens on surfaces including FFRs. With the widespread use of this technology may come unintended side effects. We present the case of a patient who developed a skin reaction following UVC exposure from a UVGI device.

PubMed ID

32974955

ePublication

ePub ahead of print

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