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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Sep;35(9):1183-6. doi: 10.1086/677628. Epub 2014 Jul 23.

High prevalence of reduced chlorhexidine susceptibility in organisms causing central line-associated bloodstream infections.

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Division of Medical Microbiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.

Abstract

In units that bathe patients daily with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), organisms causing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) were more likely to have reduced CHG susceptibility than organisms causing CLABSIs in units that do not bathe patients daily with CHG (86% vs 64%; P = .028). Surveillance is needed to detect reduced CHG susceptibility with widespread CHG use.

PMID:
25111928
DOI:
10.1086/677628
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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