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To the Editor: I am concerned about the generalizability of the findings of Bode et al. (Jan. 7 issue)1 regarding the identification of nasal carriers of Staphylococcus aureus and the subsequent use of mupirocin nasal ointment and chlorhexidine soap. First, it is unclear how the researchers identified patients who were expected to be hospitalized for 4 or… (More)
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc1002218


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