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Are amine-only-containing products sporicidal?

Maillard, Jean-Yves ORCID: 2018. Are amine-only-containing products sporicidal? Journal of Hospital Infection 99 (1) , pp. 115-116. 10.1016/j.jhin.2018.02.002

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Clostridium difficile infection is linked to significant morbidity and mortality. C. difficile (endo)spores can survive on surfaces in healthcare settings for long periods of time, which makes the elimination of these spores from surfaces important. Bacterial spores are notoriously resistant to chemical and physical processes [1,2] and, not surprisingly, they are used as biological indicators for many sterilization processes. Their resistance is intrinsic and linked to their structure, dehydration and the presence of small acid-soluble proteins in their core protecting them from external chemical and physical damage [2].

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Pharmacy
Publisher: Elsevier: 12 months
ISSN: 0195-6701
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 March 2018
Date of Acceptance: 2 February 2018
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 05:22

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