Use of Germicides in the Home and the Healthcare Setting Is There a Relationship Between Germicide Use and Antibiotic Resistance?

@article{Weber2006UseOG,
  title={Use of Germicides in the Home and the Healthcare Setting Is There a Relationship Between Germicide Use and Antibiotic Resistance?},
  author={David J. Weber and William A. Rutala},
  journal={Infection Control \&\#x0026; Hospital Epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={27},
  pages={1107 - 1119}
}
  • D. Weber, W. Rutala
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
Background. The spread of antibiotic-resistant pathogens represents an increasing threat in healthcare facilities. Concern has been expressed that the use of surface disinfectants and antiseptics may select for antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Objective. To review the scientific literature on whether there is a link between use of germicides (ie, disinfectants and antiseptics) and bacterial resistance to antibiotics. In addition, we will review whether antibiotic-resistant bacteria exhibit… Expand
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