Subcutaneous antifungal screening of Latin American plant extracts against Sporothrix schenckii and Fonsecaea pedrosoi.

@article{Gaitn2011SubcutaneousAS,
  title={Subcutaneous antifungal screening of Latin American plant extracts against Sporothrix schenckii and Fonsecaea pedrosoi.},
  author={Isabel Gait{\'a}n and Ana Margarita Paz and Susana Zacchino and Giselle Tamayo and Alberto Gim{\'e}nez and R. Corrales Pinz{\'o}n and Armando C{\'a}ceres and Mahabir P Gupta},
  journal={Pharmaceutical biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 9},
  pages={
          907-19
        }
}
CONTEXT Subcutaneous mycoses are chronic infections caused by slow growing environmental fungi. Latin American plants are used in folk medicine to treat these afflictions. Moreover, the potential of the rich Latin American biodiversity for this purpose has not been fully explored. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to screen Latin American plant extracts against two species of subcutaneous fungi: Sporothrix schenckii and Fonsecaea pedrosoi. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred ninety-five… CONTINUE READING