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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2002 Nov;23(11):692-5.

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

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Department of Infection Control/Chief, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York 11203, USA.

Abstract

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%.

PMID:
12452299
DOI:
10.1086/501996
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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