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Antifungal activities of Terminalia ivorensis A. Chev. bark extracts against Candida albicans and Aspergillus fumigatus.

Ouattara Sitapha, KPOROU KOUASSI ELISEE, Djaman Allico Joseph.

The present study was undertaken to evaluate in vitro antifungal activity of aqueous and hydroacoholic extracts from bark of Terminalia ivorensis A. Chev. (Combretaceae). In vitro antifungal activity of all the extracts was done by agar slant double dilution method. Candida albicans and Aspergillus fumigatus clinically important strains were used for the study. ketoconazole was used as standards for antifungal assay. Antifungal activity was determinated by evaluating of antifungal parameters values which are MCF (minimal concentration fungicide) and IC50 (Concentration for 50% of inhibition) around each assay. Result showed that the antifungal activity was more pronounced against Aspergillus fumigatus than Candida albicans. The hydroalcoholic extract showed best antifungal activity than ketoconazole. Demonstration of antifungal activity of T. ivorensis provides the scientific basis for the use of this plant in the traditional treatment of diseases and may help to discover new chemical classes of antifungal substances that could serve as selective agents for infectious disease chemotherapy.

Keywords: Terminalia ivorensis, antifungal activity, clinical strains, hydroalcoholic extract

Key words: Keywords: Terminalia ivorensis, Antifungal Activity, Clinical Strains, hydroalcoholic extract

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