Edgar Augusto Ortiz-Benítez
Instituto Politécnico Nacional
Colloidal goldDrug resistanceBacterial cell structureInclusion bodiesHuman pathogenPneumococcal infectionsPneumoniaStreptococcus pneumoniaeMedicineMicrobiology
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Streptococcus pneumoniae is a causal agent of otitis media, pneumonia, meningitis and severe cases of septicemia. This human pathogen infects elderly people and children with a high mortality rate of approximately one million deaths per year worldwide. Antibiotic-resistance of S. pneumoniae strains is an increasingly serious health problem; therefore, new therapies capable of combating pneumococcal infections are indispensable. The application of gold nanoparticles has emerged as an option in th...
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