OxyFile #192

UI  - 91305347
AU  - Priimak AA
AU  - Kaliuk AN
AU  - Kirgintsev AG
TI  - [The effect of an ozone-oxygen mixture on Mycobacterium
      tuberculosis and conditionally pathogenic microorganisms]
AB  - The impact of a gaseous ozone-oxygen mixture (OOM) on
      Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MBT) and opportunistic microorganisms
      was studied. It was demonstrated that on 15- and 30-min exposure,
      OOM caused a significant decrease in the number of colonies of
      the grown microorganisms as compared with the control. The OOM
      mixture produced the highest effect of the MBT suspension, which
      is likely to be related to a greater surface of ozone contact
      with a cell than with a dense medium, and higher concentration of
      ozone and its highly active radicals that arise from a treatment
      process. After treatment with a gaseous mixture, 80-90% of the
      microbial cells lost their reproductive ability. The strains
      grown after OOM action retain drug sensitivity of the original
      strain. The results suggest that the use of a gaseous OOM mixture
      is promising in the treatment of tuberculosis to cleanse the
      destruction cavities and pleural empyemas, including those of
      nonspecific etiology.
LA  - Rus
SO  - Probl Tuberk 1991;(4):7-10