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The problem with dyes in infection control

Wainwright, M (2017) The problem with dyes in infection control. Dyes and Pigments, 146. pp. 402-407. ISSN 0143-7208

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Abstract

Photoantimicrobial - i.e. light-activated - antimicrobial agents constitute a subset of compounds from a variety of dye classes, mainly synthetic. However, in terms of clinical acceptance, this identification as ‘dye’ is disadvantageous. The following is an attempt, via rationalisation and precedent, to put the case for the medical use of photoantimicrobials, at a time of an accepted need for alternative approaches to infection control, beside that of conventional antimicrobial drugs. Note: the term antibiotic is employed here with the everyday, rather than the scientific, meaning, i.e. rather than antibacterial. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0904 Chemical Engineering
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2017 11:29
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2017 11:29
DOI or Identification number: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2017.07.042
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6888

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