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Photodynamic Therapy in the Inactivation of Microorganisms
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Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy in the Control of COVID-19

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Department of Biology CESAM, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Department of Chemistry and LAQV-REQUIMTE, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Antibiotics 2020, 9(6), 320; https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9060320
Received: 30 April 2020 / Revised: 5 June 2020 / Accepted: 6 June 2020 / Published: 11 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Photodynamic Therapy in the Inactivation of Microorganisms)
Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT), using well known, safe and cost-effective photosensitizers, such as phenothiazines, e.g., methylene blue (MB), or porphyrins, e.g., protoporphyrin-IX (PP-IX), might help to mitigate the COVID-19 either to prevent infections or to develop photoactive fabrics (e.g., masks, suits, gloves) to disinfect surfaces, air and wastewater, under artificial light and/or natural sunlight. View Full-Text
Keywords: antimicrobial photodynamic therapy; coronaviruses; SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; control; disinfection antimicrobial photodynamic therapy; coronaviruses; SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; control; disinfection
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Almeida, A.; Faustino, M.A.F.; Neves, M.G.P.M.S. Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy in the Control of COVID-19. Antibiotics 2020, 9, 320. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9060320

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Almeida A, Faustino MAF, Neves MGPMS. Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy in the Control of COVID-19. Antibiotics. 2020; 9(6):320. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9060320

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Almeida, Adelaide; Faustino, M. A.F.; Neves, Maria G.P.M.S. 2020. "Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy in the Control of COVID-19" Antibiotics 9, no. 6: 320. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9060320

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