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February 2011

Dilute Bleach Baths for Staphylococcus aureus Colonization in Atopic Dermatitis to Decrease Disease Severity

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois (Drs Huang and Paller); and Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago (Dr Rademaker). Dr Huang is now with the Dermatology Program, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(2):246-247. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.434

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.

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