A commentary published recently in the Archives1 addressed some omissions in methods and raised some questions about our group's recent article2 describing the value of dilute sodium hypochlorite baths and intranasal mupirocin for moderate to severe atopic dermatitis in infection-prone patients. We are writing to provide clarification.
Huang JT, Rademaker A, Paller AS. Dilute Bleach Baths for Staphylococcus aureus Colonization in Atopic Dermatitis to Decrease Disease Severity. Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(2):246–247. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.434