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Table 2 Frequency of MRSA detection at different body sites among 35 patients undergoing antiseptic body wash and nasal antiseptic therapy for eradication of MRSA; colonization of multiple skin sites possible.

From: Eradication of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with an antiseptic soap and nasal mupirocin among colonized patients – an open uncontrolled clinical trial

Localisation of MRSA colonization Before treatment (n = 35) After treatment cycle 1 (n = 35) After treatment cycle 2 (n = 8) After treatment cycle 3 (n = 1)
Nasopharynx 21 1 0 0
Any skin site 35 7 1 0
   ▪ Groin 28 5 1 0
   ▪ Axilla 9 3 1 0
   ▪ Perineum 7 2 1 0
   ▪ Forehead 2 1 0 0
   ▪ Umbilicus 2 0 0 0
   ▪ Upper leg 1 0 0 0