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Potential MRSA Treatment?

Background Infections with MRSA remain a growing public health concern, prompting the need to explore alternative treatments instead of the on-going effort to develop stronger drug-based therapies. We studied the effect of 405 nm blue light on two strains of MRSA – US-300 strain of CA-MRSA and the IS853 strain of HA-MRSA – in vitro. […]

LED Phototherapy kills MRSA @ 405nm

At low doses, blue light photo-destroys HA-MRSA and CA-MRSA in vitro; raising the prospect that phototherapy may be an effective clinical tool in the on-going effort to stem MRSA infections.

Lasers Surg. Med. 40:734-737, 2008. © 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/121553714/abstract