In vitro activity of active ingredients of disinfectants against drug-resistant fungi.

In vitro activity of active ingredients of disinfectants against drug-resistant fungi.

J Hosp Infect. 2019 Jul 26;:

Authors: Stauf R, Todt D, Steinmann E, Rath PM, Gabriel H, Steinmann J, Brill FHH

Abstract
The biocidal activities of peracetic acid and ethanol were tested against nine clinical fungal isolates and four reference strains. Ethanol was active (≥ 4.0 log10-reduction) against yeasts at a concentration of 50 % v/v and against moulds at 80 % v/v. Exposure times in both cases were 1 min. Peracetic acid was active as a 0.25 % solution against yeasts and as a 0.5 % solution against moulds; exposure times in both cases were 5 min. Compared to the reference strains, clinical isolates, including multidrug resistant ones, showed similar or higher sensitivity to the active ingredients of disinfectants in vitro.

PMID: 31356854 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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