Efficacy of oral hygine products against MRSA and MSSA isolates

Smith, A.J. , Morrison, D., Roberston, D., Tang, M.K. and Al-Doori, Z. (2003) Efficacy of oral hygine products against MRSA and MSSA isolates. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 52(4), 738 -739. (doi:10.1093/jac/dkg394)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkg394

Abstract

Clinical experience has shown that oropharyngeal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can be difficult to eradicate.1 Oral carriage of MRSA may serve as a reservoir for colonization of other body sites, or cross-infection to other patients or healthcare workers.2 Eradication of throat carriage of MRSA has been achieved using topical chlorhexidine (0.2%), in addition to normal control measures of patient isolation, nasal mupirocin and chlorhexidine body washes.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Smith, Professor Andrew
Authors: Smith, A.J., Morrison, D., Roberston, D., Tang, M.K., and Al-Doori, Z.
Subjects:R Medicine > RK Dentistry
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Journal Name:Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
ISSN:0305-7453
ISSN (Online):0305-7453

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