Panton-Valentine Leukocidin and Staphyloccoccal Skin Infections in Schoolchildren1
Karim Boubaker*, Patrick Diebold†, Dominique S. Blanc‡, François Vandenesch§, Gérard Praz*, Georges Dupuis*, and Nicolas Troillet*
Author affiliations: *Central Institute of the Valais Hospitals, Sion, Switzerland; †School Medicine Service, Monthey, Switzerland; ‡Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland; §French National Reference Center for Staphylococcal Toxemia, Lyon, France
Figure 1. Cases of skin infections among schoolchildren, Switzerland, September 1999–November 2001. I: Nasal mupirocin twice a day, chlorhexidine showers once a day for carriers of penicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and their family members (5 days); alcoholic hand rubs in the classroom and at home (3–4 weeks). II: Repeated measures (5 days) in those still found to be carriers and in their family members. III: Repeated measures limited to the two relapsing children and their family members.
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