Review: Safety of chlorhexidine gluconate in the preterm infant


Intravenous literature: Chapman, A.K., Aucott, S.W. and Milstone, A.M. (2012) Safety of chlorhexidine gluconate used for skin antisepsis in the preterm infant. Journal of Perinatology, 32, p.4-9.


Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) is a widely used topical antiseptic that is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for skin cleansing before central venous catheter insertion in adults and children. Because of limited safety data, CHG is not recommended for use in children

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