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Gainesville, Florida 32610


The purpose of this study is to determine if wound cleansing and irrigation using the IRRISEPT Chlorhexidine Gluconate(CHG)solution, applying a given volume with a pressurized stream, will improve the outcome for infected abscesses in patients that present in the emergency department.


Inclusion Criteria: - Immunocompetent individuals 12 years of age or older with an uncomplicated abscess - Patient must be able to answer questions and be medically stable as defined by the Emergency Department physician - Patient must voluntarily participate in the study Exclusion Criteria:Patients with any of the following are excluded: - Currently receiving antibiotics or received antibiotics within last 72 hours - Evidence of systemic infection (fever, aches, chills, nausea) - Requires admission to the hospital for infection or for any other reason(s) - Abscess caused by a human or animal bite - Prior history of hypersensitivity or allergy to Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) - Immunodeficiency (Examples: HIV Positive, Crohns Disease, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Addison's disease, psoriasis, splenectomy, leukemia, cancer on chemotherapy) - Currently on any immune-modifying medication (Examples: prednisone, antivirals) - History of chronic skin infection (3 or more in the past year) - Chronic medical problem, for example end-stage heart, liver, kidney, or lung disease, diabetes mellitus, peripheral vascular disease, history of organ transplant - Mental illness including but not limited to substance abuse, dementia, schizophrenia or mentally handicapped or challenged - Incarcerated - Patient is pregnant or thinks she may be pregnant



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Richard F Petrik, MD
University of Florida

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Location Contact:

Gainesville, Florida 32610
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: August 31, 2019

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