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J Clin Microbiol. Jan 1982; 15(1): 166–168.
PMCID: PMC272045

Isolation of chlorhexidine-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa from clinical lesions.


The chlorhexidine resistance of 317 strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from hospital patients was determined. The distribution pattern of their susceptibility to chlorhexidine clearly revealed two peaks, and the frequency of resistance to chlorhexidine was 84.2%.

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