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In vitro susceptibility of Malassezia furfur to the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia

Hammer, K.A., Carson, C.F. and Riley, T.V. (1997) In vitro susceptibility of Malassezia furfur to the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia. Medical Mycology, 35 (5). pp. 375-377.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02681219780001451
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Abstract

The susceptibility of 64 Malassezia furfur isolates to Melaleuca alternifolia oil was determined. The minimum inhibitory concentration for 90% of isolates was 0·25% by agar dilution and 0·12% by broth dilution. These data indicate that tea tree oil may be useful in the treatment of skin conditions involving M. furfur.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Copyright: © 1997 Informa UK Ltd
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/35426
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