Elimination of nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in hemodialysis patients.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To study the efficacy of mupirocin for the elimination of nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in hemodialysis patients. DESIGN The efficacy of mupirocin was studied in a prospectively followed cohort. The effect of this intervention on the rate of S aureus bacteremia was evaluated using a historic control group. SETTING Patients on the… (More)

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