Bacteriophage therapy: exploiting smaller fleas.

  title={Bacteriophage therapy: exploiting smaller fleas.},
  author={Stanley C. Deresinski},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={48 8},
Although bacteriophages have been used for the treatment of patients with bacterial infections in some regions of the world for >9 decades, adequate clinical trials of the safety and efficacy of the treatment have not been reported. The increasing problem of antibiotic resistance has, however, rekindled interest in this approach to therapy. Although potentially significant obstacles to systemic administration of phages exist, topical and oral administration of phages and/or phage products, such… CONTINUE READING