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Antibiotics 2019, 8(1), 14;

Nasal Decolonisation of MRSA

Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, South Kensington, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Received: 14 January 2019 / Revised: 28 January 2019 / Accepted: 2 February 2019 / Published: 4 February 2019
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The recent demonstration for the first time of urinary monic acid A as a clinical urinary biomarker of exposure to intra-nasal mupirocin during medication for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) offers a way of verifying adherence to the regimen. However, absence of the biomarker in some patients needs explanation, to ensure that efficient decolonisation has not been compromised by confounding circumstances, and that additional resistance to mupirocin has not unwittingly been encouraged. View Full-Text
Keywords: Mupirocin; urinary biomarker; pseudomonic acid A; monic acid A; MRSA Mupirocin; urinary biomarker; pseudomonic acid A; monic acid A; MRSA
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