Risk of chemical burn injury to skin in premature infants

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MHRA report “Bloodstream infections are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in neonatal intensive care units. Before and during neonatal catheterisation, skin disinfection and aseptic technique are crucial for preventing catheter-related bloodstream infections. Chlorhexidine is an antiseptic frequently used for skin disinfection before catheterisation of premature infants.”

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