Bactericidal activity of organic extracts from Flourensia cernua DC against strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Tuberculosis is a chronic disease caused mainly by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of this species underscores the need for novel effective drugs against resistant mycobacteria as first-line antituberculosis medications. METHODS Crude aqueous (obtained by decoction, in accordance with the traditional… (More)

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