Light sources for photodynamic inactivation of bacteria

Abstract

Bacteria have an important role in human and animal morbidity, and a great number of them have developed antibiotic resistance. In the past recent years a new way of dealing with this problem has been studied: photodynamic inactivation. This method is based on administration of a photosensitizing substance that fixes itself in the bacterial cell followed by exposure to a light source. In the experiments done by many researchers on photodynamic inactivation of bacteria, both coherent and non-coherent light sources were used. This article is a review of these light sources and of some experimental results obtained by different authors.

DOI: 10.1007/s10103-008-0588-5

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@article{Clin2008LightSF, title={Light sources for photodynamic inactivation of bacteria}, author={Mihaela Antonina Călin and Sorin Viorel Parasca}, journal={Lasers in Medical Science}, year={2008}, volume={24}, pages={453-460} }