Influence of biofilms by chemical disinfectants and mechanical cleaning.

@article{Exner1987InfluenceOB,
  title={Influence of biofilms by chemical disinfectants and mechanical cleaning.},
  author={Martin Exner and G J Tuschewitzki and J Scharnagel},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Bakteriologie, Mikrobiologie und Hygiene. Serie B, Umwelthygiene, Krankenhaushygiene, Arbeitshygiene, praventive Medizin},
  year={1987},
  volume={183 5-6},
  pages={549-63}
}
Water conducting systems in hospitals (endoscopes, nebulizers, tap water systems, dental units etc.) are often important reservoirs of conditional pathogens. The sanitation of those systems by in vitro efficient chemical disinfectants is very difficult. An explanation may be that microorganisms are growing in such systems in wall adhering biofilms wherein they are protected from biocides. A method for testing the efficacy of chemical disinfectants and mechanical cleaning is described under… CONTINUE READING
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