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Tea tree oil as an alternative topical decolonization agent for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Caelli, M., Porteous, J., Carson, C.F, Heller, R. and Riley, T.V. (2000) Tea tree oil as an alternative topical decolonization agent for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Hospital Infection, 46 (3). pp. 236-237.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/jhin.2000.0830
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Abstract

The combination of a 4% tea tree oil nasal ointment and 5% tea tree oil body wash was compared with a standard 2% mupirocin nasal ointment and triclosan body wash for the eradication of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage. The tea tree oil combination appeared to perform better than the standard combination, although the difference was not statistically significant due to the small number of patients.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Ltd
Copyright: © 2000 The Hospital Infection Society
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/35411
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