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Data on alcohol hand rubs are equivocal

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 19 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:814
  1. Nicola Petrosillo, director,
  2. Alessandro Capone, doctor
  1. Second Infectious Diseases Division, National Institute for Infectious Diseases, 00149 Rome, Italy
  1. petrosillo{at}

    Data on alcohol hand rubs and Clostridium difficile are scant and controversial.1 Bettin et al evaluated the efficacy of liquid soap v chlorhexidine gluconate in 4% alcohol to decontaminate …

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