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Evidence-Based Dermatology: Research Commentary
May 2010

Bleach Baths to Reduce Severity of Atopic Dermatitis Colonized by Staphylococcus

Author Affiliations
 

MICHAELBIGBYMDOLIVIERCHOSIDOWMD, PhDROBERT P.DELLAVALLEMD, PhD, MSPHDAIHUNGDOMDURBÀGONZÁLEZMD, PhDCATALIN M.POPESCUMD, PhDHYWELWILLIAMSMSc, PhD, FRCP

Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(5):541-543. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.58

Huang JT, Abrams M, Tiougan B, et al

Pediatrics. 2009;123(5):e808-e814

Question: Does suppression of Staphylococcus aureus growth with sodium hypochlorite (bleach) baths and intranasal mupirocin improve atopic dermatitis (AD) severity?

Design: A 3-month, investigator-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized controlled trial (RCT).

Setting: Pediatric dermatology clinic at the Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.

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