Targeted imaging of bacterial infections: advances, hurdles and hopes.

  title={Targeted imaging of bacterial infections: advances, hurdles and hopes.},
  author={Marleen van Oosten and Markus Hahn and Lucia M. A. Crane and Rick G. Pleijhuis and Kevin P. Francis and Jan Maarten van Dijl and Gooitzen M van Dam},
  journal={FEMS microbiology reviews},
  volume={39 6},
Bacterial infections represent an increasing problem in modern health care, in particular due to ageing populations and accumulating bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Diagnosis is rarely straightforward and consequently treatment is often delayed or indefinite. Therefore, novel tools that can be clinically implemented are urgently needed to accurately and swiftly diagnose infections. Especially, the direct imaging of infections is an attractive option. The challenge of specifically imaging… CONTINUE READING
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