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In vitro evaluation of an antibiofilm product: a combination between bacteriophages and portuguese honey

  • Mestrado em Bioengenharia, (In Press), 2017

Abstract

Chronic skin wounds represent a major burn both economically and socially. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli are among the most common colonizers of infected wounds and are prolific biofilm formers. Biofilms are a major problems in infections due to their increasingly difficult control and eradication, and tolerance to multiple prescribed drugs. As so, alternative methods are necessary. Bacteriophages (phages) and honey are both seen as a promising approach for biofilm related infections. Phages have specificity towards a bacterial genus, species or even strain, self-replicating natu ...

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