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HANDWASHING IN HOSPITALS HAS LED TO AN INCREASE IN HEALTHCARE WORKER DERMATITIS

February 16, 2015
A new study from the University of Manchester has revealed that the incidence of dermatitis has increased 4.5 times in healthcare workers following increased hand hygiene as a drive to reduce infections such as MRSA has kicked in. Researchers from the university's Institute of Population Health studied reports voluntarily submitted by dermatologists to a national database which is run by the university, between 1996 and 2012. Sixty percent of eligible UK dermatologists used this databas