Should we routinely use mupirocin to prevent staphylococcal infections?

Virginia R. Roth, Cathryn Murphy, Trish M. Perl, Alfred DeMaria, Annette H. Sohn, Ronda L. Sinkowitz-Cochran, William R. Jarvis

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Routine use of mupirocin to prevent staphylococcal infections is controversial. We assessed attitudes and practices of healthcare professionals attending the Fourth Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections regarding mupirocin prophylaxis. Eighty percent of participants did not use mupirocin routinely. At the end of the session, 58% indicated they would consider increased use of mupirocin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number04423
Pages (from-to)745-749
Number of pages5
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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