alexa Chlorhexidine resistance in antibiotic-resistant bacteria isolated from the surfaces of dispensers of soap containing chlorhexidine


Clinical Microbiology: Open Access

Author(s): Steven E Brooks, Mary A Walczak, Rizwanullah Hameed, Patrick Coonan

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Bacterial contamination with pan-resistant Acinetobacter and Klebsiella, multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was noted on the surfaces of dispensers of hand soap with 2% chlorhexidine. Gram-negative isolates could multiply in the presence of 1% chlorhexidine. In contrast, MRSA was inhibited in vitro by chlorhexidine at concentrations as low as 0.0019%.

This article was published in Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol and referenced in Clinical Microbiology: Open Access

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