Use of decolonization to prevent staphylococcal infections in various healthcare settings: results of an Emerging Infections Network survey.

@article{West2007UseOD,
  title={Use of decolonization to prevent staphylococcal infections in various healthcare settings: results of an Emerging Infections Network survey.},
  author={Sarah Klizas West and Melissa S. Plantenga and Larry J. Strausbaugh},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 9},
  pages={1111-3}
}
Less than 20% of infectious diseases consultants work in hospitals that routinely employ decolonization therapy for individuals with staphylococcal carriage undergoing elective surgical procedures or for infection control efforts to limit nosocomial transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). However, infectious diseases consultants frequently encounter patients with recurrent MRSA furunculosis and attempt to decolonize them. 

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