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Research Article

Effects of Cinnamaldehyde on the Cell Wall of A. fumigatus and Its Application in Treating Mice with Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis

Table 2

Mycological efficacy of cinnamaldehyde in treating immunosuppressive mice with A. fumigatus infection (14 days).

GroupingnMicroscopic examination of fungusFungal cultureFungal clearance rate (%)

PositiveNegativePositiveNegativeMicroscopyCulture
Cinnamaldehyde group3062462480.0080.00
Voriconazole group301020102067.7066.70
Saline group3030030000.000.00
Model group3030030000.000.00
Immunosuppression group300300300.000.00

The fungal clearance rates of the cinnamaldehyde and voriconazole groups were compared with those of the saline, model, and immunosuppression groups using SPSS21.0 statistical software (P < 0.01). However, a comparison between the cinnamaldehyde and voriconazole groups suggested a P value <0.05.

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