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Bacteriophages as potential new therapeutics to replace or supplement antibiotics

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37095 45311 2010 5 PDF Available
Title
Bacteriophages as potential new therapeutics to replace or supplement antibiotics
Abstract

Over recent decades, a growing body of literature has validated the use of bacteriophages for therapy and prophylaxis in the war against drug-resistant bacteria. Today, much more is known about bacteriophages than in the 1930s when phage therapy first appeared and began to spread to many countries. With rapid dissemination of multi-drug-resistant bacterial pathogens, the interest in alternative remedies to antibiotics, including bacteriophage treatments, is gaining new ground. Based on recent experience and current results of bacteriophage applications against bacterial infections in countries where this alternative therapy is approved, many scientists and companies have come to believe that the use of phages for treating and preventing bacterial diseases will be successful.

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Bacteriophages as potential new therapeutics to replace or supplement antibiotics
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: - Volume 28, Issue 12, December 2010, Pages 591–595
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Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering