Use of hypochlorite solution to decrease rates of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea

Kathleen M. McMullen, Jeanne Zack, Craig M. Coopersmith, Marin Kollef, Erik Dubberke, David K. Warren

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Abstract

An increased rate of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) was noted in 2 intensive care units of a university-affiliated tertiary care facility. One unit instituted enhanced environmental cleaning with a hypochlorite solution in all rooms, whereas the other unit used hypochlorite solution only in rooms of patients with CDAD. The CDAD rates decreased in both units.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-207
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2007

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