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Hadassah Hospital Specialist and Hebrew University Researcher Use Phage Therapy to Save Leg of Accident Victim

Monday, Apr 29 2019

In a first-of-its-kind treatment in Israel, Hadassah Medical Organization infectious disease specialist Dr. Ran Nir-Paz, working with the head of the phage therapy laboratory at Hebrew University, Dr. Ronen Hazan, used a combination of bacteriophages and antibiotics to save the leg of an accident victim who had developed a serious drug-resistant infection in his injured leg. Bacteriophages are viruses that can target and kill a range of bacteria without disrupting the host’s normal microorganisms.

This case contributes to the expanding knowledge of phage therapy, in which bacterial viruses (phages) are used to treat resistant infections.

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