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Use of Decolonization to Prevent Staphylococcal Infections in Various Healthcare Settings: Results of an Emerging Infections Network Survey
Sarah Klizas West , MD, Melissa S. Plantenga , BS, Larry J. Strausbaugh , MD and Infectious Diseases Society of America Emerging Infections Network
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 28, No. 9 (September 2007), pp. 1111-1113
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/519930
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Less than 20% of infectious diseases consultants work in hospitals that routinely employ decolonization therapy for individuals with staphylococcal carriage undergoing elective surgical procedures or for infection control efforts to limit nosocomial transmission of methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). However, infectious diseases consultants frequently encounter patients with recurrent MRSA furunculosis and attempt to decolonize them.
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