English   español  
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/223114
logo share SHARE logo core CORE   Add this article to your Mendeley library MendeleyBASE

Visualizar otros formatos: MARC | Dublin Core | RDF | ORE | MODS | METS | DIDL | DATACITE
Exportar a otros formatos:


Phage therapy: Unexpected drawbacks to reach hospitals

AuthorsÁlvarez, Andrea; Fernández, Lucía; Iglesias, Beatriz; Rodríguez, Javier; García Suárez, María Pilar CSIC ORCID
KeywordsAntibiotic resistance
Infectious diseases
New antibiotics
Phage therapy
Issue Date30-Jan-2020
PublisherFuture Medicine
CitationFuture Virology 14: 12 (2020)
AbstractThe use of phages to kill pathogenic bacteria is an old practice to cure infectious diseases. The current antibiotic crisis has boosted phage therapy research, but its application in hospitals is still very limited. Here, we analyze the problems that need to be solved to go forward with this renewed therapy, hoping that it can be useful for patients suffering from an incurable infection. We would like to emphasize that phage therapy is right now at a crossroads. This may be similar to what happened a century ago with the arrival of antibiotics, but now we do not have such a good alternative. Therefore, let us not waste this opportunity, even if a radical change in our health strategy is necessary.
Publisher version (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.2217/fvl-2019-0154
Appears in Collections:(IPLA) Artículos
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Phage_therapy.docx43,17 kBMicrosoft Word XMLView/Open
Show full item record
Review this work

Related articles:

WARNING: Items in Digital.CSIC are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.