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SCREENING OF PLANT ESSENTIAL OILS FOR ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY AGAINST MALASSEZIA FURFUR

@inproceedings{Pooja2013SCREENINGOP,
  title={SCREENING OF PLANT ESSENTIAL OILS FOR ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY AGAINST MALASSEZIA FURFUR},
  author={Arora Pooja and Nanda Arun and Karan Maninder},
  year={2013}
}
Dandruff is a common scalp disorder affecting almost half of the population at the prepubertal age and of any gender and ethnicity. The fungus Malassezia furfur, a lipophilic yeast is widely accepted as the causative agent of dandruff, which due to its lipase activity releases proinflammatory free fatty acids causing dermal inflammation and tissue damage. Currently available treatment options of chemical origin have various limitations, either due to poor clinical efficiency or compliance… 

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