Adenoid reservoir for pathogenic biofilm bacteria.

  title={Adenoid reservoir for pathogenic biofilm bacteria.},
  author={Laura Nistico and Rachel Kreft and Armin Gieseke and James Mark Coticchia and Amy M Burrows and Pawjai Khampang and YiChun Liu and Joseph E. Kerschner and James Christopher Post and Shaun C Lonergan and Rangarajan Sampath and Fen Ze Hu and Garth D. Ehrlich and Paul Stoodley and Luanne Hall-Stoodley},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={49 4},
Biofilms of pathogenic bacteria are present on the middle ear mucosa of children with chronic otitis media (COM) and may contribute to the persistence of pathogens and the recalcitrance of COM to antibiotic treatment. Controlled studies indicate that adenoidectomy is effective in the treatment of COM, suggesting that the adenoids may act as a reservoir for COM pathogens. To investigate the bacterial community in the adenoid, samples were obtained from 35 children undergoing adenoidectomy for… CONTINUE READING
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