Elimination of coincident Staphylococcus aureus nasal and hand carriage with intranasal application of mupirocin calcium ointment

D. R. Reagan, B. N. Doebbeling, M. A. Pfaller, C. T. Sheetz, A. K. Houston, R. J. Hollis, R. P. Wenzel

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When applied intranasally for 5 days, mupirocin calcium ointment is safe and effective in eliminating S. aureus nasal carriage in healthy persons for up to 3 months and appears to have a corresponding effect on hand carriage at 72 hours after therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-106
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Internal Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991


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