Determination and comparison of the antimicrobial efficacy of alcohol based hand hygiene products

Birteksoz-Tan A. S., Dosler S., Otuk G.

ISTANBUL JOURNAL OF PHARMACY, vol.45, no.2, pp.139-152, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-152
  • Keywords: Alcohol, hand hygiene, hand gel, hand wash, hand wipe, in vitro antimicrobial activity, CARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS, TRICLOSAN, RESISTANCE, SCRUBS, AGENTS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Hand hygiene is a general definition for the act of "hand cleaning" which is important for the control and prevention of infectious diseases in society. Hand hygiene is intended to reduce the number of microorganisms on people's hands to a non-infectious level. In this study, we assessed the antimicrobial activities of 9 alcohol-based hand hygiene products that are produced in Turkey.