Killing of cutaneous microbial species by photodynamic therapy.

  title={Killing of cutaneous microbial species by photodynamic therapy.},
  author={B Zeina and J. M. Greenman and Wendy M. Purcell and Biswajit Das},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  volume={144 2},
BACKGROUND Photodynamic therapy (PDT) utilizes photosensitizers and light. Whereas PDT use in cancer treatment has been widely accepted, antimicrobial PDT (APDT) is still in its early stages of development. OBJECTIVES To study microbial killing in vitro using APDT. METHODS We used a combination of methylene blue and visible light, and a range of microbial species representative of those encountered on the skin in health and disease. Using standard light intensity conditions (slide projector… CONTINUE READING


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