Susceptibility of nosocomial staphylococcus aureus to chlorhexidine after implementation of a hospital-wide antiseptic bathing regimen

Cole T. Marolf, Roxanne Alter, Elizabeth Lyden, Paul D Fey, Mark Edmund Rupp

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Hospital use of chlorhexidine (CHX) containing antiseptics to decrease nosocomial infections may promote CHX resistance among pathogenic organisms. Nosocomial bloodstream-infecting Staphylococcus aureus isolates from before and after adoption of hospital-wide CHX bathing were tested for CHX susceptibility, and no decreased susceptibility or resistance-promoting genes were discovered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)873-875
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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