Bacteriophage therapy against staphylococci

József Klem, Dóra Dömötör, György Schneider, Tamás Kovács, András Tóth, Gábor Rákhely

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Abstract

The emergence of the multi-drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains has prompted interest in alternatives to conventional drugs. Among the possible options one of the most promising is the therapeutic use of bacteriophages. Over the recent decades, increasing amount of literature has validated the use of bacteriophages for therapy and prophylaxis against drug-resistant staphylococci. This work attempts to review the current knowledge on bacteriophages and their usages for treatment of staphylococcal diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-422
Number of pages12
JournalActa microbiologica et immunologica Hungarica
Volume60
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Staphylococcus
  • alternative antimicrobials
  • bacteriophage therapy
  • phage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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