Sávia Perina Portilho Falci, Manoel Araujo Teixeira, Pablo Ferreira das Chagas, Beatriz Bertolaccini Martinez, Ana Beatriz Alkmim Teixeira Loyola, Lydia Masako Ferreira, Daniela Francescato Veiga
ABSTRACT PURPOSE:To extract the Melaleuca sp. oil and to assess its in vitro inhibitory effect against Staphylococcus aureus isolates obtained from lower limb wounds and resistant to several antibiotics.
METHODS:A total of 14 test-tubes containing Mueller-Hinton broth were used to determine the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC). The following concentrations of the Melaleuca sp. oil were added to the first 11 tubes: 8; 4; 2; 1; 0.5; 0.2; 0.1; 0.05; 0.025; 0,0125 and 0.00625%. The 12 th and 13 th tubes, wi…
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