Antifungal effect of chemical agents in yeasts with pathogenic potential isolated from veterinary hospital environment

  • Antonella Souza Mattei Universidade Federal de Rio Grande, Área Interdisciplinar de Ciências Biomédicas, Rio Grande, RS
  • Isabel Martins Madrid Centro de Controle de Zoonoses de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS
  • Rosema Santin Instituto de Desenvolvimento Educacional do Alto Uruguai, RS
  • Luiz Filipe Damé Schuch Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Departamento de Veterinária Preventiva, Pelotas, RS
  • Josiara Mendes Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Programa de Pós-Gradução em Veterinária, Pelotas, RS
  • Mário Carlos Araújo Meireles Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Departamento de Veterinária Preventiva, Pelotas, RS
Keywords: Yeasts, Disinfectants, Susceptibility, Antiseptics

Abstract

Hospital environments can have pathogens and opportunistic pathogens, important for immunocompromising individuals. The process of cleaning and disinfection constitutes an important measure for the control of these diseases. This study evaluated the sensitivity of yeasts isolated from surfaces of nosocomial veterinary environment to four disinfectants/antiseptics used in the routine of disinfection. The test of broth microdilution was carried in 24 isolates of yeasts against 4% sodium hypochlorite, 2% benzalkonium chloride, 6.6% chlorexidine-cetrimide and 3% chloro-phenol derivate. Chlorexidine-cetrimide, benzalkonium chloride and chloro-phenol derivate were efficient in all isolates with minimal inhibitory concentration and minimal fungicide concentration lower than the concentration recommended by manufacturer. By other hand, fungicide action of the sodium hypochlorite in the concentration recommended by the manufacturer was verified in 79.1% of the isolated tested, with the lower performance of than the others evaluated disinfectants.

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Published
2013-08-17
How to Cite
Mattei, A., Madrid, I., Santin, R., Schuch, L. F., Mendes, J., & Meireles, M. C. (2013). Antifungal effect of chemical agents in yeasts with pathogenic potential isolated from veterinary hospital environment. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 50(4), 294-299. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2318-3659.v50i4p294-299
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