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Pseudomonal infection should not be cleaned by:

 # Pseudomonal infection should not be cleaned by:
A. Dettol
B. Hypochlorite
C. Chlorine
D. Betadine



The correct answer is A. Dettol.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is heat-labile bacteria, readily killed at 55 degrees celcius in 1 hour. It is also highly susceptible to acid, silver salts, 2% alkaline glutaraldehyde, and disinfectants. 

Due to its sensitivity to silver salts, silver sulphonamide compounds have been used as topical cream in burns. However, Pseudomonas aeruginosa is very strongly resistant to common antiseptics and disinfectants, such as chloroxylenol (dettol), hexachlorophane and quartenary ammonium compounds. Indeed, selective media have been devised for isolation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa incorporating dettol or cetrimide. 

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