FUNGICIDAL ACTIVITY OF GAS MIXTURE OF AMMONIUM BICARBONATE AND NATURAL VINEGAR ON DERMATOPHYTES IN VITRO

Lee KH, Lee JH, Jung J

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The gas mixture of ammonium bicarbonate and natural vinegar (EfB) have previously been demonstrated by the authors to possess some antibacterial and antifungal properties against food-borne and air-borne flora. In this study, we have aimed to evaluate the fungicidal activity of EfB against dermatophytes in vitro. The experiment was carried out on slide culture of dermatophytes isolated from the patients with positive direct smear and culture-proven dermatophyte infection. A total of 12 strains were obtained, with 4 strains from each subspecies, namely T. rubrum, T. mentagrophytes, and M. canis, and were grown on Sabouraud’s dextrose agar for 2 weeks. Antifungal properties were evaluated by the determination of minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) and fungicidal activity. EfB gas was proven to possess potent fungistatic and fungicidal activities on all 12 strains of the 3 dermatophytes subspecies. We observed the fungicidal property of EfB gas against dermatophytes and the result suggests the possibility of utilizing EfB gas in the treatment of dermatophytosis
2003

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The 15 th Congress of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
    • ISHAM 15th (2003)