MilliporeSigma

Acetic acid treatment of pseudomonal wound infections--a review.

Journal of infection and public health (2013-09-04)
B S Nagoba, S P Selkar, B J Wadher, R C Gandhi
ABSTRACT

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a significant cause of burn wound infections and, skin and soft tissue infections. The antiseptic management is an integral part of the management of wound infections and is essential to control wound infection. Although commonly used, concerns have been raised. Available experimental data suggest that many commonly used antiseptic agents may be toxic to the cells involved in wound healing process and may affect the process of normal tissue repair. In view of this, the present review summarized the various organic acids commonly used as a substitute for antiseptics to control pseudomonal wound infections with special reference to acetic acid and their role in the process of wound healing. Acetic acid is to be kept in mind as one of the alternatives when infection is caused by multiple antibiotic resistant strains of P. aeruginosa. At a time when bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a matter of increasing concern, the value of topical agents such as acetic acid should not be forgotten.

MATERIALS
Product Number
Brand
Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
Acetic acid, natural, ≥99.5%, FG
Sigma-Aldrich
Acetic acid, ≥99.5%, FCC, FG
Sigma-Aldrich
Acetic acid solution, suitable for HPLC
Sigma-Aldrich
Acetic acid, glacial, ≥99.99% trace metals basis
USP
Glacial acetic acid, United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard
Sigma-Aldrich
Acetic acid, glacial, puriss. p.a., ACS reagent, reag. ISO, reag. Ph. Eur., ≥99.8%
Sigma-Aldrich
Acetic acid, glacial, puriss., meets analytical specification of Ph. Eur., BP, USP, FCC, 99.8-100.5%
Supelco
Glacial Acetic Acid, Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material
Sigma-Aldrich
Acetic acid, glacial, puriss., 99-100%
Sigma-Aldrich
Acetic acid, glacial, ReagentPlus®, ≥99%
Sigma-Aldrich
Acetic acid, glacial, ACS reagent, ≥99.7%
Sigma-Aldrich
Acetic acid, for luminescence, BioUltra, ≥99.5% (GC)
Supelco
Acetic acid, analytical standard
Millipore
Bifido Selective Supplement B, suitable for microbiology