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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Abstract

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
Volume38
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

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Local Anti-Infective Agents
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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Susceptibility of nosocomial staphylococcus aureus to chlorhexidine after implementation of a hospital-wide antiseptic bathing regimen. / Marolf, Cole T.; Alter, Roxanne; Lyden, Elizabeth; Fey, Paul D; Rupp, Mark Edmund.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 38, No. 7, 01.07.2017, p. 873-875.

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