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Letter to the Editor Regarding “Efficacy of Alcohol Gel for Removal of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus from Hands of Colonized Patients”

  • Andreas F. Widmer (a1) and Sarah Tschudin-Sutter (a1)
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Corresponding author

Address correspondence to Andreas F. Widmer, MD, MSc, Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, CH-4031 Basel, Switzerland (andreas.widmer@usb.ch).

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1. Sunkesula, V, Kundrapu, S, Macinga, DR, Donskey, CJ. Efficacy of alcohol gel for removal of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from hands of colonized patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015;36:229231.
2. Kramer, A, Rudolph, P, Kampf, G, Pittet, D. Limited efficacy of alcohol-based hand gels. Lancet 2002;359:14891490.
3. Tschudin-Sutter, S, Sepulcri, D, Dangel, M, Schuhmacher, H, Widmer, AF. Compliance with the WHO hand hygiene technique: a prospective observational study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015;36:482483.
4. Widmer, AE, Dangel, M. Alcohol-based handrub: evaluation of technique and microbiological efficacy with international infection control professionals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2004;25:207209.

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