J Med Assoc Thai 2001; 84 (10):1375

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Microbial Killing Activity of Peracetic Acid
Thamlikitkul V Mail, Trakulsomboon S , Louisirirotchanakul S , Chaiprasert A , Foongladda S , Thipsuvan K , Arjratanakool W , Kunyok R , Wasi C , Santiprasitkul S , Danchaivijitr S

In vitro
killing activity of peracetic acid (PerasafeเธŽ) at a concentration of 0.26 per cent
w/v was tested against
Escherichia coli, Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas
aeruginosa, Salmonella t)phi, Salmonella parat)*phi A, Acinetobacter baumannii, Sternotrophomonas
maltophilia, Enterococcus faecium, Enterococcus faecal is,
methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus
(MRSA),
Bacillus subtilis
spore,
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
and human immuno-deficiency virus
type
I.
Exposure to Peracetic acid (0.26% w/v) for 10 minutes resulted in massive killing of all the
aforementioned organisms and spore.
Key word : Peracetic Acid, Bacteria,
Mycobacterium tuberculosis,
HIV -1

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