In vitro antifungal activity of the aqueous extract of scutellaria baicalensis Georgi root against Candida albicans
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Candida albicans is one of the most prevalent human fungal pathogens and causes candidiasis. It exists as part of the normal flora in healthy individuals but becomes life-threatening in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), cancer or organ transplantation. Conventional treatments rely on polyenes, azoles and echinocandins, but hepatotoxicity and poor gastrointestinal absorption have been documented. The emergence of resistant isolates from previously susceptible species has also been reported.
International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Wong, K.,& Tsang, W. (2009). In vitro antifungal activity of the aqueous extract of scutellaria baicalensis Georgi root against Candida albicans. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 34 (3), 284-285. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2009.03.007