The present study investigated the antimicrobial activity of human amniotic and chorionic membranes against some common bacterial and fungal pathogens. The findings clearly demonstrated the antimicrobial effect of both the amniotic and chorionic membranes against the tested bacterial and fungal pathogens at different dilutions by their maximum and minimum inhibitory zones. The maximum inhibition zone was measured in amniotic membrane compared to chorionic membrane in both the bacterial and fungal activity plates. While assessing the four different dilutions (5X105, 5X106, 5X107 and 5X108), the similar diameter of inhibition zone was observed in 1.5X105 and 1.5X106 dilutions. The study clearly confirmed the antimicrobial activity effect of both amniotic and chorionic membranes against several bacterial and fungal pathogens in which maximum activity was recorded by amniotic membrane.

Antimicrobial act Amniotic.Chorionic membrane.PARTHASARATHY2014