Blood concentrations of chlorhexidine in hospitalized children undergoing daily chlorhexidine bathing

Andrew Lee, Robert Harlan, Autumn R. Breaud, Kathleen Speck, Trish M. Perl, William Clarke, Aaron Milstone

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Abstract

We collected serial blood samples from children in the intensive care unit who underwent daily bathing with 2% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG)-impregnated cloths. Low concentrations of CHG were detected in a few blood samples, indicating absorption through intact skin. There was no suggestion that CHG accumulated in the blood with repeated exposures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-397
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011

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Blood concentrations of chlorhexidine in hospitalized children undergoing daily chlorhexidine bathing. / Lee, Andrew; Harlan, Robert; Breaud, Autumn R.; Speck, Kathleen; Perl, Trish M.; Clarke, William; Milstone, Aaron.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 32, No. 4, 04.2011, p. 395-397.

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Lee, Andrew ; Harlan, Robert ; Breaud, Autumn R. ; Speck, Kathleen ; Perl, Trish M. ; Clarke, William ; Milstone, Aaron. / Blood concentrations of chlorhexidine in hospitalized children undergoing daily chlorhexidine bathing. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2011 ; Vol. 32, No. 4. pp. 395-397.
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