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

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Internal Medicine
0003-4819
Publisher
American College of Physicians
Publication Date
Volume
114
Issue
2
Pages
101–106
Identifiers
PMID: 1898585
Source
Medline

Abstract

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.

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