The history and applications of phage therapy in pseudomonas aeruginosa

Carina Silva, Sara Sá, Carla Guedes, Carla Oliveira, Cláudio Lima, Marco Oliveira, João Mendes, Gonçalo Novais, Pilar Baylina, Ruben Fernandes

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Abstract

The Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the bacteria that cause serious infections due to resistance to many antibiotics can be fatal in severe cases. Antimicrobial resistance is a global public health concern. To solve this problem, interest in phage therapy has revived; some studies are being developed to try to prove the effectiveness of this therapy. Thus, in this opinion article, several historical aspects are addressed as well some applications of phage therapy against P. aeruginosa.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-37
Number of pages24
JournalMicrobiology Research
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022

Keywords

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Bacteriophages
  • Therapy
  • Resistance
  • Antibiotic

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