Blood concentrations of chlorhexidine in hospitalized children undergoing daily chlorhexidine bathing

Andrew Lee, Robert Harlan, Autumn R. Breaud, Kathleen Speck, Trish M. Perl, William Clarke, Aaron M. Milstone

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Abstract

We collected serial blood samples from children in the intensive care unit who underwent daily bathing with 2% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG)-impregnated cloths. Low concentrations of CHG were detected in a few blood samples, indicating absorption through intact skin. There was no suggestion that CHG accumulated in the blood with repeated exposures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-397
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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