Hong Kong Med J 2011;17(Suppl 2):S24-8
Photodynamic inactivation of multi-drug resistant pathogens in Hong Kong
CMN Yow, K Fung, KC Wong
Department of Health Technology and Informatics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
1. Photodynamic therapy could be an alternative treatment for highly prevalent local antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
2. Photodynamic inactivation using toluidine blue O was observed on both reference strains and clinical samples, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, extended-spectrum _-lactamase–producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae, Candida glabrata and Candida krusei.