Raymond N. Allan

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Streptococcus pneumoniae accounts for a significant global burden of morbidity and mortality and biofilm development is increasingly recognised as important for colonization and infection. Analysis of protein expression patterns during biofilm development may therefore provide valuable insights to the understanding of pneumococcal persistence strategies and(More)
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a commensal human pathogen and the causative agent of various invasive and noninvasive diseases. Carriage of the pneumococcus in the nasopharynx is thought to be mediated by biofilm formation, an environment where isogenic populations frequently give rise to morphological colony variants, including small colony variant (SCV)(More)
An increasing number of reports suggest that Propionibacterium acnes can cause serious invasive infections. Currently, only limited data exist regarding the spectrum of invasive P. acnes infections. We conducted a non-selective cohort study at a tertiary hospital in the UK over a 9-year-period (2003–2012) investigating clinical manifestations, risk factors,(More)
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