Bacterial biofilms in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis

E Dworniczek, M Fraczek, A Seniuk, J Kassner, B Sobieszczańska, J Adamski, U Ciesielska
Folia Microbiologica 2009, 54 (6): 559-62
The possible presence of biofilms was examined in mucosal specimens of 15 patients, undergoing functional endoscopic sinus surgery or a modified Caldwell-Luc approach for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Biofilms were found in 7 of the 15 patients, positive cultures being obtained in most samples, which supports the role of biofilms as an important factor in the pathogenesis of CRS.


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