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Photodynamic therapy in dermatology: Actual indications and new alternative therapies

Photonics and Lasers in Medicine 2015 ; 4(4): 381 - 385


Daeschlein G*1, Napp M2, Söhnel A3, von Podewils S1, Lutze S1, Arnold A1, Jünger M1


Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is known for over 100 years in medicine and has shown considerable power in the antimicrobial treatment of various infectious diseases involving bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. In the era of worldwide emerging multi-resistance, novel treatment options are strongly warranted and PDT may be a suitable alternative to antibiotics against multidrug-resistant patho - gens. We were able to show excellent PDT (with toluidine blue as sensitizer) in vitro results against clinically highly relevant species like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and multidrug-resistant Proteus mirabilis and Klebsiella pneumonia (extended beta-lactamase build - ner, ESBL) not being inferior in comparison to another novel treatment, cold atmospheric plasma (CAP)

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Photonics and Lasers in Medicine

Year 2015
Impact Factor (2015)
Volume 4
Issue 4
Pages 381 - 385
Open Access nein
Peer reviewed ja
Article type Originalartikel
Article state erschienen - EPub

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