Phage Therapy: A Practical Approach

  • Andrzej Górski
  • Ryszard Międzybrodzki
  • Jan Borysowski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Bacteriophages as Antibacterial Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maia Merabishvili, Jean-Paul Pirnay, Kilian Vogele, Danish J. Malik
      Pages 3-41
    3. Shigenobu Matsuzaki, Jumpei Uchiyama
      Pages 43-57
    4. Shawna McCallin, Frank Oechslin
      Pages 59-88
  3. Bacteriophages and the Immune System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Jonas D. Van Belleghem, Krystyna Dąbrowska, Mario Vaneechoutte, Jeremy J. Barr
      Pages 91-122
    3. Maciej Żaczek, Marzanna Łusiak-Szelachowska, Beata Weber-Dąbrowska, Ryszard Międzybrodzki, Wojciech Fortuna, Paweł Rogóż et al.
      Pages 123-143
  4. Use of Bacteriophages to Combat Bacterial Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Jérôme Gabard, Patrick Jault
      Pages 147-168
    3. Paweł Rogóż, Derek F. Amanatullah, Ryszard Międzybrodzki, Robert Manasherob, Nina V. Tikunova, Beata Weber-Dąbrowska et al.
      Pages 189-211
    4. Katarzyna Kosznik-Kwaśnicka, Gracja Topka, Aleksandra Dydecka, Agnieszka Necel, Bożena Nejman-Faleńczyk, Sylwia Bloch et al.
      Pages 213-256
    5. Petar Knezevic, Verica Aleksic Sabo
      Pages 257-293
    6. Luís D. R. Melo, Diana Priscila Pires, Rodrigo Monteiro, Joana Azeredo
      Pages 295-313
  5. Bacteriophage-Derived Antibacterial Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Vincent A. Fischetti
      Pages 317-334
  6. Phage Therapy: Regulatory and Ethical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Roger D. Plaut, Scott Stibitz
      Pages 337-349
    3. Eric Pelfrene, Zigmars Sebris, Marco Cavaleri
      Pages 351-361
    4. Daniel De Vos, Gilbert Verbeken, Johan Quintens, Jean-Paul Pirnay
      Pages 363-377
    5. Jan Borysowski, Andrzej Górski
      Pages 379-385

About this book


This book gives a detailed yet clear insight into the current state of the art of the therapeutic application of bacteriophages in different conditions. The authors bring in their practical expertise within their respective fields of expertise and provide an excellent overview of the potential and actual use of phage therapy. Topics like economic feasibility compared to traditional antibiotics and also regulatory issues are discussed in far detail.

This new volume is therefore a valuable resource for individuals engaged in the medical application of novel phage therapies.


viruses infecting bacteria antibiotic resistance phage typing human infection MDR multiple drug resistance

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrzej Górski
    • 1
  • Ryszard Międzybrodzki
    • 2
  • Jan Borysowski
    • 3
  1. 1.Ludwik Hirszfeld Institute of ImmunologyPolish Academy of SciencesWroclawPoland
  2. 2.Ludwik Hirszfeld Institute of ImmunologyPolish Academy of SciencesWroclawPoland
  3. 3.Department of Clinical ImmunologyMedical University of WarsawWarsawPoland

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