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|Title:||Low rates of cutaneous adverse reactions to alcohol-based hand hygiene solution during prolonged use in a large teaching hospital.|
|Authors:||Graham, M;Nixon, R;Burrell, L J;Bolger, C;Johnson, Paul D R;Grayson, M Lindsay|
|Affiliation:||Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Hospital, Austin Health, Heidelberg, VIC, Australia.|
|Citation:||Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; 49(10): 4404-5|
|Abstract:||We assessed cutaneous adverse reactions (CARs) to alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) after the introduction of a hand hygiene culture change program at our institution. CARs were infrequent among exposed health care workers (HCWs) (13/2,750; 0.47%; 1 CAR per 72 years of HCW exposure) and were not influenced by the duration or intensity of ABHR use but were associated with the presence of irritant contact dermatitis.|
|Internal ID Number:||16189134|
|Subjects:||Anti-Infective Agents, Local.adverse effects|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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