Photodynamic treatment of the dermatophyte Trichophyton rubrum and its microconidia with porphyrin photosensitizers.

@article{Smijs2004PhotodynamicTO,
  title={Photodynamic treatment of the dermatophyte Trichophyton rubrum and its microconidia with porphyrin photosensitizers.},
  author={Threes G. M. Smijs and Richard N S van der Haas and Johan Lugtenburg and Yan Liu and R L de Jong and Hans J. Schuitmaker},
  journal={Photochemistry and photobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={80 2},
  pages={
          197-202
        }
}
The application of photosensitizers for the treatment of fungal infections is a new and promising development within the field of photodynamic treatment (PDT). Dermatophytes, fungi that can cause infections of the skin, hair and nails, are able to feed on keratin. Superficial mycoses are probably the most prevalent of infectious diseases in all parts of the world. One of the most important restrictions of the current therapeutic options is the return of the infection and the duration of the… CONTINUE READING

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