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Efficacy of topical silver against fungal burn wound pathogens


, : Efficacy of topical silver against fungal burn wound pathogens. American Journal of Infection Control 27(4): 344-350

The in vitro fungicidal efficacy of a variety of different topical agents was examined. By placing fungal inocula in contact with mafenide acetate, silver nitrate, silver sulfadiazine and a nanocrystalline silver-coated dressing, the kill kinetics of these topical agents against a spectrum of common burn wound fungal pathogens (Candida albicans, C. glabrata C. tropicalis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Mucor sp.) was determined.

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PMID: 10433674

DOI: 10.1016/s0196-6553(99)70055-6


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