Journal of Applied Medical Sciences

The Effect of Low-Power Laser Combined with Providone-iodine Photosensitizer on Elastase Production of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Isolated from Wounds

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    This study was conducted in Tikrit Teaching Hospital on 73 patient with wounds. 30 (41%) isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa were obtained from these patients. 20 isolates were randomly selected for the present study. The present study revealed a significant effect of low-power diode laser light with photochemical agent povidone-iodine (PVP-I ) on elastase production and all the tested isolates were elastase-negative after exposure.