Time-kill studies of tea tree oils on clinical isolates.

  title={Time-kill studies of tea tree oils on clinical isolates.},
  author={Jimmy May and Chung-hong Chan and Anna King and Laura Melody Williams and Gary L. French},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  volume={45 5},
Tea tree oil has recently emerged as an effective topical antimicrobial agent active against a wide range of organisms. Tea tree oil may have a clinical application in both the hospital and community, especially for clearance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage or as a hand disinfectant to prevent cross-infection with Gram-positive and Gramnegative epidemic organisms. Our study, based on the time-kill approach, determined the kill rate of tea tree oil against several… CONTINUE READING
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