Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A regimen for MRSA decolonization

The use of topical mupirocin as monotherapy for decolonization of hospitalized patients has been disappointing. Here is a paper detailing the effectiveness of a multi-agent topical and systemic regimen.

The indications for decolonization are not well defined but this regimen can be considered for patients who have repeated presentations with MRSA infection.

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