Chlorhexidine: expanding the armamentarium for infection control and prevention.

  title={Chlorhexidine: expanding the armamentarium for infection control and prevention.},
  author={Aaron M. Milstone and Catherine L Passaretti and Trish Perl},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={46 2},
Health care-associated infections (HAIs) result in increased patient morbidity and utilization of health care resources. Rates of HAI are increasing despite advances in health care technology. Limited antimicrobial agents and a dry drug pipeline make novel prevention efforts critical. Chlorhexidine, an antiseptic solution that has been used worldwide since the 1950s, is a safe and effective product with broad antiseptic activity. Novel uses of chlorhexidine-containing products are being… CONTINUE READING
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