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Photodynamic inactivation for in vitro decontamination of Staphylococcus aureus in whole blood.

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Summary of "Photodynamic inactivation for in vitro decontamination of Staphylococcus aureus in whole blood."

Blood can be the target of bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic contamination. Blood bags used in hemotherapy for transfusion of erythrocytes, platelets, and plasma are targets of contamination, which can trigger serious diseases, especially blood infections. These infections can progress to sepsis and cause death in intensive care units when not detected or treated rapidly. This study evaluated photodynamic inactivation in the in vitro decontamination of whole blood, erythrocytes and platelet-rich plasma with Staphylococcus aureus.

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Name: Photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy
ISSN: 1873-1597
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