Antifungal effects of Allium sativum (garlic) extract against the Aspergillus species involved in otomycosis.

@article{Pai1995AntifungalEO,
  title={Antifungal effects of Allium sativum (garlic) extract against the Aspergillus species involved in otomycosis.},
  author={Shaila Pai and Mark W. Platt},
  journal={Letters in applied microbiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={14-8}
}
Otomycosis due to saprophytic keratolytic fungi represents a small percentage of clinical external otitis. Although there are certain antibacterial and antifungal agents available, they usually are very caustic, potentially ototoxic and cannot be used if the ear drum is perforated. Garlic is utilized as a folk medicine in many countries for its antimicrobial and other beneficial properties. In response to a lack of otic preparations, the authors studied the efficacy of garlic extracts against… CONTINUE READING
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