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Synergic Effect of Photodynamic Therapy with Methylene Blue and Surfactants in the Inhibition of Candida albicans.
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PMID:  23187768     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been originally developed for the treatment of cancer, but it has been successfully employed in the treatment of infectious diseases, including fungal infections. Surfactants are amphiphilic compounds that also have antifungal properties. The present work demonstrates the synergic effect of PDT with methylene blue (MB) and LED combined with four different surfactants in the killing of Candida albicans. Subinhibitory concentrations of CTAC, HPS, SDS and Triton X-100 were tested with MB PDT. The combined therapies proved to be more efficient than PDT or surfactants separately. The best results were obtained with CTAC and HPS and PDT with MB at the concentration of 32 μg/mL. In conclusion, the combination of surfactants and PDT is an alternative antifungal treatment that can achieve more effective performance with minimal discomfort to the patient.
Juliana Pereira Lyon; Rafael Reis Rezende; Mariana Penido Rabelo; Carlos José de Lima; Leonardo Marmo Moreira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycopathologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycopathologia     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505689     Medline TA:  Mycopathologia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Departamento de Ciências Naturais, Universidade Federal de São João Del Rei, São João Del Rei, MG, Brazil,
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