Advances in Experimental Medicine
and Biology
Advances in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases
and Public Health

Fungal Biofilms and related infections_ Advances in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health Volume 3 ( PDFDrive.com ).pdf

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Advances in Experimental Medicine
and Biology
Advances in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases
and Public Health

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MICROBIOLOGY

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Fungal biofilms are an important clinical problem (Ramage and Williams. 2013). The widespread use of indwelling medical devices,
broad-spectrum antibiotics, and an aging and
more immuno-compromised patient population,
has created an opportunity for yeasts and moulds
to form infections in the form of biofilms. This
chapter will discuss the anatomical areas where
Aspergillus biofilms may be important and the
evidence that they exist and discuss the treatment
of aspergillus infection.
A biofilm is composed of microorganisms
attached to surfaces or one another and enclosed
within an extrapolymeric matrix. The biofilm
mode of growth is the preferred form of growth
of microorganisms and accounts for up to 65 %
of all clinical infections. This mode of growth
C. Williams (*)
Institute of Healthcare Policy and Practice, University of
West of Scotland, High St, Paisley PA1 2BE, UK
e-mail: craig.williams@uws.ac.uk
R. Rajendran and G. Ramage
Infection and Immunity Research Group, Glasgow Dental
School and Hospital, School of Medicine, College of
Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of
Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

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Irun R. Cohen, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
N.S.AbelLajtha,KlineInstituteforPsychiatric Research,Orangeburg,NY,USA
John D. Lambris, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Rodolfo Paoletti, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

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Springer International Publishing Switzerland

Date

2016

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Irun R. Cohen, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel N.S.AbelLajtha,KlineInstituteforPsychiatric Research,Orangeburg,NY,USA John D. Lambris, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA Rodolfo Paoletti, University of Milan, Milan, Italy, “Advances in Experimental Medicine
and Biology
Advances in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases
and Public Health,” BMU, accessed May 20, 2022, http://bmulibrary.com/library/items/show/193.

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