Mycobacterium tuberculosisis the etiological agent of tuberculosis. The World Health Organization has estimated that 8 million of people develop active TB every year and the situation is complicated by an increase ofMycobacterium tuberculosisstrains resistant to drugs used in antitubercular therapy: MDR and XDR-TB. Myrtle leaf extracts, used as an antiseptic in Sardinian traditional medicine, have strong antibacterial activity as several investigations showed. In this study we investigated the antimicrobial properties of the essential oil ofMyrtus communisagainst clinical strains ofM. tuberculosisandM. paratuberculosis.

Evaluation of the antimicrobial properties of the essential oil ofMyrtus communis L.against clinical strains ofMycobacterium spp / Zanetti, Stefania Anna Lucia; Cannas, Sara; Molicotti, Paola; Bua, Alessandra; Cubeddu, Marina; Porcedda, Silvia; Marongiu, Bruno; Sechi, Leonardo Antonio. - In: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES. - ISSN 1687-7098. - 2010:ID 931530(2010), pp. 1-3. [10.1155/2010/931530]

Evaluation of the antimicrobial properties of the essential oil ofMyrtus communis L.against clinical strains ofMycobacterium spp.

Stefania Zanetti;Sara Cannas;Paola Molicotti;Alessandra Bua;Marina Cubeddu;Silvia Porcedda;Leonardo Antonio Sechi
2010

Abstract

Mycobacterium tuberculosisis the etiological agent of tuberculosis. The World Health Organization has estimated that 8 million of people develop active TB every year and the situation is complicated by an increase ofMycobacterium tuberculosisstrains resistant to drugs used in antitubercular therapy: MDR and XDR-TB. Myrtle leaf extracts, used as an antiseptic in Sardinian traditional medicine, have strong antibacterial activity as several investigations showed. In this study we investigated the antimicrobial properties of the essential oil ofMyrtus communisagainst clinical strains ofM. tuberculosisandM. paratuberculosis.
Evaluation of the antimicrobial properties of the essential oil ofMyrtus communis L.against clinical strains ofMycobacterium spp / Zanetti, Stefania Anna Lucia; Cannas, Sara; Molicotti, Paola; Bua, Alessandra; Cubeddu, Marina; Porcedda, Silvia; Marongiu, Bruno; Sechi, Leonardo Antonio. - In: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES. - ISSN 1687-7098. - 2010:ID 931530(2010), pp. 1-3. [10.1155/2010/931530]
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