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Trends Microbiol. 1997 Jul;5(7):268-71.

Bacteriophage therapy and prophylaxis: rediscovery and renewed assessment of potential.

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Institute for Animal Health, Compton Laboratory, Newbury, Berkshire, UK. paul.barrow@bbsrc.ac.uk

Abstract

Bacteriophages were discovered 82 years ago. Claims for their use in the treatment of infections were not confirmed by early controlled trials, and the success of antibiotics superseded this potential use. However, recent studies have shown interesting therapeutic effects that warrant further investigation and development.

PMID:
9234508
DOI:
10.1016/S0966-842X(97)01054-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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