Anatomical evidence of microbial biofilms in tonsillar tissues: a possible mechanism to explain chronicity.

@article{Chole2003AnatomicalEO,
  title={Anatomical evidence of microbial biofilms in tonsillar tissues: a possible mechanism to explain chronicity.},
  author={Richard A. Chole and Brian T. Faddis},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={129 6},
  pages={634-6}
}
CONTEXT Bacteria within biofilms are resistant to host defenses and antibiotics. The presence of bacterial biofilms within the tissue and crypts of inflamed tonsils may explain the chronicity and recurrent characteristics of some forms of tonsillitis. OBJECTIVE To determine if microbial biofilms occur within clinically abnormal tonsils. DESIGN In this study, we evaluated the histomorphological appearance of 19 human tonsils for evidence of biofilm formation using light and transmission… CONTINUE READING
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