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Does Nasal Colonization or Mupirocin Treatment Affect Recurrence of Methicillin‐Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin and Skin Structure Infections?

Joseph Rahimian , MD, Raymond Khan , MD and Keith A. LaScalea , MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 28, No. 12 (December 2007), pp. 1415-1416
DOI: 10.1086/523273
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Some patients with community‐associated methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and skin structure infections have experienced frequent recurrences. We performed a retrospective study and determined that the presence of nasal colonization did not affect recurrence and nasal mupirocin treatment marginally decreased recurrence.

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