Med Mycol Case Rep 2012 13;1(1):115-8. Epub 2012 Oct 13.
Department of Medical Mycology & Parasitology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran ; Department of Medical Biotechnology, School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, No. 88 Italy St., Keshavarz Blv., P.O. Box 14155-6446, Tehran, Iran.
To investigate the anti-
essential oils (EOs) against different pathogenic
species isolated from patients with pityriasis versicolor (PV).
Patients and methods.
The EOs were obtained by water-distillation using a Clevenger-type
species was carried out using disk diffusion
method in Dixon agar.
The main oil components were carvacrol (61.3%) and thymol (25.2%) for
pinene (30%) and limonene (21%) for
and citronelol (28.2%) and
geraniol (22.1%) for
. The three
species showed a similar susceptibility to
the three plants tested,
(mean value: 48.3 mm) being the most active, followed by
(mean value: 28.1 mm) and
(mean value: 26.1 mm).
This study indicated that
activities, deserving further investigation for clinical applications
for the treatment of PV
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