Mycobactericidal and tuberculocidal activity of Korsolex® AF, an amine detergent/disinfectant product

A. Hernández, E. Martró, A. Jiménez, V. Ausina, Juana Maria Lourdes Matas Andreu

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The mycobactericidal and tuberculocidal activities of Korsolex® AF against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacterium avium-Mycobacterium intracellulare (MAI), Mycobacterium kansasii and Mycobacterium chelonae were determined using quantitative suspension and carrier tests. The effects of organic load and hard water were also considered. A clinical isolate of MAI was the most resistant of the four test organisms. A 2% solution had good mycobactericidal and tuberculocidal activities after 30 min of exposure. Although further evaluation using European standard tests is necessary, we conclude that Korsolex® AF appears to be a promising product for the disinfection of hospital instruments contaminated with mycobacteria. © 2004 The Hospital Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-66
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005


  • Amine derivatives
  • Disinfectant test
  • Mycobacteria


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