Comparison of the photodynamic fungicidal efficacy of methylene blue, toluidine blue, malachite green and low-power laser irradiation alone against Candida albicans

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This study was to evaluate specific effects of photodynamic therapy (energy density 15.8 J/cm2, 26.3 J/cm2 and 39.5 J/cm2) using methylene blue, toluidine blue and malachite green as photosensitizers and low-power laser irradiation on the viability of Candida albicans. Suspensions of C. albicans containing 106 cells/ml were standardized in a… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10103-009-0706-z

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@article{Souza2009ComparisonOT, title={Comparison of the photodynamic fungicidal efficacy of methylene blue, toluidine blue, malachite green and low-power laser irradiation alone against Candida albicans}, author={Rodrigo Caetano Souza and Juliana Campos Junqueira and Rodnei Dennis Rossoni and Cristiane Aparecida Martins Pereira and Egberto Munin and Ant{\^o}nio Olavo Cardoso Jorge}, journal={Lasers in Medical Science}, year={2009}, volume={25}, pages={385-389} }