Recurrent Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Cutaneous Abscesses and Selection of Reduced Chlorhexidine Susceptibility during Chlorhexidine Use Article (Web of Science)


  • ABSTRACT We describe the selection of reduced chlorhexidine susceptibility during chlorhexidine use in a patient with two episodes of cutaneous USA300 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus abscess. The second clinical isolate harbors a novel plasmid that encodes the QacA efflux pump. Greater use of chlorhexidine for disease prevention warrants surveillance for resistance.


  • Johnson, Ryan C.
  • Schlett, Carey D.
  • Crawford, Katrina
  • Lanier, Jeffrey B.
  • Merrell, D. Scott
  • Ellis, Michael

publication date

  • 2015

published in

number of pages

  • 5

start page

  • 3677

end page

  • 3682


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