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Citation Information : Polish Journal of Microbiology. VOLUME 66 , ISSUE 2 , ISSN (Online) 2544-4646, DOI: 10.5604/01.3001.0010.7874, June 2017
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Received Date : 11-August-2016 / Accepted: 27-January-2017 / Published Online: 28-June-2017
The aim of our studies was to invent a reliable method for detection of the bactericidal activity of disinfectants against Borrelia burgdorferi in suspension (in vitro) and in cell line cultures (in vivo). In the suspension method, 0.01% octenidine at 20°C and 35°C was bactericidalto Borrelia afzeli; Borrelia garini, B. burgdorferi sensu stricto after 5 minutes treatment. Increase of the temperature to 35°C speed up the bactericidal effect to 1 minute. The bactericidal action of octenidine towards B. burgdorferi spirochetes growing in fibroblasts was less effective and needed a longer time to kill them than in the suspension.
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