Use of octenidine dihydrochloride in meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus decolonisation regimens: a literature review.

@article{Krishna2010UseOO,
  title={Use of octenidine dihydrochloride in meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus decolonisation regimens: a literature review.},
  author={B. Krishna and Alan Patrick Gibb},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2010},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={
          199-203
        }
}
Decolonisation of patients colonised with meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the recommended methods for controlling MRSA in hospitals but there is a limited choice of agents that can be used. Octenidine dihydrochloride is a relatively new antiseptic that has been used for MRSA decolonisation in some countries. On reviewing available literature on its use for MRSA decolonisation, only four observational studies were found. All of these were small studies, which differed… CONTINUE READING
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