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J Hosp Infect. 1983 Sep;4(3):245-55.

A comparison of triclosan and chlorhexidine preparations with 60 per cent isopropyl alcohol for hygienic hand disinfection.

Abstract

Four detergent preparations containing triclosan; two alcoholic products, containing triclosan and chlorhexidine respectively, and a detergent preparation containing chlorhexidine were compared with 60 per cent isopropyl alcohol following a single hand wash using Escherichia coli as the test organism. In vitro tests indicated that all had a high activity against hospital pathogens. The triclosan-containing preparations exhibited a significant pathogens. The triclosan-containing preparations exhibited a significant residual activity. Experiments in volunteers showed that 0.5 per cent alcoholic triclosan was significantly more effective than all other preparations tested. All the detergent preparations had an effect similar to that of 60 per cent isopropyl alcohol. None of the seven products evaluated was significantly less bactericidal than 60 per cent isopropyl alcohol.

PMID:
6195237
DOI:
10.1016/0195-6701(83)90025-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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