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Vol. 23, Suppl. 1, 2010
Issue release date: September 2010
Section title: Paper
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Skin Pharmacol Physiol 2010;23(suppl 1):7–16
(DOI:10.1159/000318237)

Polihexanide: A Safe and Highly Effective Biocide

Kaehn K.
K2 Hygiene Dienstleistungen, Aschaffenburg, Germany
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Kurt Kaehn, MSc, PhD

K2 Hygiene Dienstleistungen

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Abstract

Polihexanide is a broad-spectrum antiseptic with excellent tolerance and a low-risk profile. The physicochemical action on the bacterial envelope prevents or impedes the development of resistant bacterial strains. Thus, polihexanide is particularly suitable and useful in the struggle against multidrug-resistant bacteria. The ecological database is still incomplete. There is some evidence that biodegradation requires adsorption to inert surfaces and that only a small number of bacterial species are capable of utilizing polihexanide.

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Published online: September 08, 2010
Issue release date: September 2010

Number of Print Pages: 10
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 3

ISSN: 1660-5527 (Print)
eISSN: 1660-5535 (Online)

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