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Evaluation of an alcohol-based antiseptic for nasal decolonization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in colonized patients

  • Anubhav Kanwar (a1) (a2), Jessica A. Kumar (a2), Yilen K. Ng-Wong (a3), Manish Thakur (a3), Jennifer L. Cadnum (a3), Heba Alhmidi (a3), Thriveen S. C. Mana (a3), Annette L. Jencson (a2) and Curtis J. Donskey (a2) (a4)...

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Author for correspondence: Anubhav Kanwar, E-mail: akanwar@tsmh.org

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Evaluation of an alcohol-based antiseptic for nasal decolonization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in colonized patients

  • Anubhav Kanwar (a1) (a2), Jessica A. Kumar (a2), Yilen K. Ng-Wong (a3), Manish Thakur (a3), Jennifer L. Cadnum (a3), Heba Alhmidi (a3), Thriveen S. C. Mana (a3), Annette L. Jencson (a2) and Curtis J. Donskey (a2) (a4)...

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