Nasal colonization with MRSA, diagnosed via vestibular swab
Epic-S Diode Laser 940 nm
400 um fiber with a cylindrical diffuser tip
3 Watt CW non-contact mode, illumination for 3min
Authored by Physician
Yosef Krespi, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology, Hofstra School of Medicine, New York
Persistent MRSA colonization around hair bearing anterior nasal skin. Failed medical management with topical antimicrobial agents.
Recurrent nasal infections of anterior nose. Multiple cultures showing methicillin resistant staph aureus.
Consider this treatment pre-operatively, when patient is scheduled for elective surgery in order to prevent severe wound infections. Two treatments a week apart is recommended.
No anesthesia is necessary, patient will experience minor heat effect of the anterior nose during treatment. Laser can be pulsed to allow cooling of the region if excessive heat is generated.
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