The susceptibility of dermatophytes to photodynamic treatment with special focus on Trichophyton rubrum.

@article{Smijs2011TheSO,
  title={The susceptibility of dermatophytes to photodynamic treatment with special focus on Trichophyton rubrum.},
  author={Threes G M Smijs and Stan Pavel},
  journal={Photochemistry and photobiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={87 1},
  pages={2-13}
}
Owing to the accessibility of skin to light, many applications of photodynamic treatment (PDT) have been developed within dermatology. The recent increase of dermatological antimicrobial PDT investigations is related to the growing problem of bacterial and fungal resistance to antibiotics. This review focuses on the susceptibility of dermatophytic fungi, in particular Trichophyton rubrum, to PDT and shows its potential usefulness in treatment of clinical dermatophytoses. There are no data… CONTINUE READING
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