Microbiologists have shown that chlorhexidine able to develop bacteria resistance to antibiotics. A study published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and chemotherapy is, briefly about it reports edition EurekAlert!
Scientists have discovered strains of bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae, resistant to certain antibiotics that belong to the group polymyxins. This ability of microorganisms developed after treatment with preparations containing higher concentrations of chlorhexidine.
"Chlorhexidine is an important part of current practices of infection control, and the development of increased resistance to this compound has potential implications for our ability to prevent the development of infection," said study co-author mark Sutton from the UK.
The scientist believes that "we need to rethink how and where certain types of critical disinfectants or antiseptics are used in clinical practice."