Comparison of the cidal activity of tea tree oil and terpinen-4-ol against clinical bacterial skin isolates and human fibroblast cells

R. Loughlin, Brendan Gilmore, Paul McCarron, Michael Tunney

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Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study was to compare both the antimicrobial activity of terpinen-4-ol and tea tree oil (TTO) against clinical skin isolates of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) and their toxicity against human fibroblast cells.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-433
Number of pages6
JournalLetters in Applied Microbiology
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology

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