Novel Strategies in the Prevention and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections

@inproceedings{Lthje2016NovelSI,
  title={Novel Strategies in the Prevention and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections},
  author={Petra L{\"u}thje and Annelie Brauner},
  booktitle={Pathogens},
  year={2016}
}
Urinary tract infections are one of the most common bacterial infections, especially in women and children, frequently treated with antibiotics. The alarming increase in antibiotic resistance is a global threat to future treatment of infections. Therefore, alternative strategies are urgently needed. The innate immune system plays a fundamental role in protecting the urinary tract from infections. Antimicrobial peptides form an important part of the innate immunity. They are produced by… CONTINUE READING

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