The Efficacy of Disinfectants on Candida albicans at Different Concentrations and Contact Times

Emmanuel C Eze 5 PAGES (1747 WORDS) Article
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ABSTRACT

The upsurge of Candida albicans as the fourth most common causative agent of nosocomial infections necessitated the evaluation of a range of disinfectants for their efficacy against this organism. This project work was designed to basically determine the anti-Candida efficacy of three commonly used, commercially available disinfectants, namely Savlon, Septol, and Izal, using suspension test technique. The test organism was challenged with various concentrations (25%, 50%, 75% and 100%) of each disinfectant for a period of 0 min, 5 mins, 10 mins, 20 mins, 30 mins, and 1 hour. Result obtained revealed that all the concentrations of Savlon showed fungicidal activity at 5 mins and 1 hour contact times while Izal achieved the same, only at 1 hour exposure period. Septol achieved the least potency out of all the disinfectants tested.

Keywords: Anti-Candida efficacy, Candida albicans, Disinfectants, Suspension Test.

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APA

Emmanuel C, E (2020). The Efficacy of Disinfectants on Candida albicans at Different Concentrations and Contact Times. Afribary.com: Retrieved August 08, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/journal

MLA 8th

Eze, Emmanuel C. "The Efficacy of Disinfectants on Candida albicans at Different Concentrations and Contact Times" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 01 Aug. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/journal . Accessed 08 Aug. 2020.

MLA7

Eze, Emmanuel C. "The Efficacy of Disinfectants on Candida albicans at Different Concentrations and Contact Times". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 01 Aug. 2020. Web. 08 Aug. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/journal >.

Chicago

Eze, Emmanuel C. "The Efficacy of Disinfectants on Candida albicans at Different Concentrations and Contact Times" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed August 08, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/journal