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Microsecond pulsed magnetic field improves efficacy of antifungal agents on pathogenic microorganisms

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Control and treatment of the emerging filamentous and yeast fungal diseases are of high priority in the biomedical field. This study investigated the influence of the pulsed magnetic field combined with common antifungal agents on the viability of various pathogenic fungi such as Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans, and Trychophyton rubrum. Repetitive microsecond pulsed magnetic fields up to 6.1 T were applied in the study. The synergistic effect of co-applying drugs and magnetic treatment to different fungi species causing various human mycoses showed the potential for more effective and less toxic therapy. Bioelectromagnetics. 35:347–353, 2014. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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