The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



in medicine, the treatment of certain bacterial infections, including typhoid fever, dysentery, and cholera, by means of specific bacteriophages. Because of the greater efficacy of such chemotherapeutic agents as antibiotics and sulfanilamides, phagotherapy is very limited in application.

In veterinary medicine, phagotherapy is combined with other forms of treatment as a cure for salmonellosis and colibacillosis in calves and young pigs.


Adams, M. Bakteriofagi (Contains a bibliography). Moscow, 1961. (Translated from English.)
Khitrov, V. S., and R. M. Alekhin. Spravochnik po veterinarnym biologicheskim preparalam. Moscow, 1973.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Moskovtseva et al., "Phagotherapy of postoperative suppurative-inflammatory complications in patients with neoplasms," Sovetskaya Meditsina, no.