High prevalence of reduced chlorhexidine susceptibility in organisms causing central line-associated bloodstream infections

Nuntra Suwantarat, Karen C Carroll, Tsigereda Tekle, Tracy Ross, Lisa Maragakis, Sara Cosgrove, Aaron Milstone

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Abstract

In units that bathe patients daily with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), organisms causing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) were more likely to have reduced CHG susceptibility than organisms causing CLABSIs in units that do not bathe patients daily with CHG (86% vs 64%; P =.028). Surveillance is needed to detect reduced CHG susceptibility with widespread CHG use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1183-1186
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume35
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases
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