Treatment of Staphylococcus aureus colonization in atopic dermatitis decreases disease severity.

@article{Huang2009TreatmentOS,
  title={Treatment of Staphylococcus aureus colonization in atopic dermatitis decreases disease severity.},
  author={Jennifer T. Huang and Melissa L Abrams and Brook E Tlougan and Alfred Rademaker and Amy Paller},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={123 5},
  pages={e808-14}
}
OBJECTIVES The goals were to determine the prevalence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in patients with atopic dermatitis and to determine whether suppression of S aureus growth with sodium hypochlorite (bleach) baths and intranasal mupirocin treatment improves eczema severity. METHODS A randomized, investigator-blinded, placebo-controlled study was conducted with 31 patients, 6 months to 17 years of age, with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis… CONTINUE READING
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