Inactivation Effect of Violet and Blue Light on ESKAPE Pathogens and Closely Related Non-pathogenic Bacterial Species – A Promising Tool Against Antibiotic-Sensitive and Antibiotic-Resistant Microorganisms

  title={Inactivation Effect of Violet and Blue Light on ESKAPE Pathogens and Closely Related Non-pathogenic Bacterial Species – A Promising Tool Against Antibiotic-Sensitive and Antibiotic-Resistant Microorganisms},
  author={Katharina Hoenes and Richard J. Bauer and Tobias Meurle and Barbara Spellerberg and Martin Hessling},
  journal={Frontiers in Microbiology},
Due to the globally observed increase in antibiotic resistance of bacterial pathogens and the simultaneous decline in new antibiotic developments, the need for alternative inactivation approaches is growing. This is especially true for the treatment of infections with the problematic ESKAPE pathogens, which include Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species, and often exhibit multiple antibiotic… 

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