Concepts and Principles of Photodynamic Therapy as an Alternative Antifungal Discovery Platform

@inproceedings{Dai2012ConceptsAP,
  title={Concepts and Principles of Photodynamic Therapy as an Alternative Antifungal Discovery Platform},
  author={Tianhong Dai and Beth Burgwyn Fuchs and Jeffrey J Coleman and Renato Ara{\'u}jo Prates and Christos Astrakas and Tyler G. St. Denis and Martha Sim{\~o}es Ribeiro and Eleftherios Mylonakis and Michael R Hamblin and George P. Tegos},
  booktitle={Front. Microbio.},
  year={2012}
}
Opportunistic fungal pathogens may cause superficial or serious invasive infections, especially in immunocompromised and debilitated patients. Invasive mycoses represent an exponentially growing threat for human health due to a combination of slow diagnosis and the existence of relatively few classes of available and effective antifungal drugs. Therefore systemic fungal infections result in high attributable mortality. There is an urgent need to pursue and deploy novel and effective alternative… CONTINUE READING

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