Biofilm formation of Klebsiella pneumoniae on urethral catheters requires either type 1 or type 3 fimbriae

@inproceedings{Stahlhut2012BiofilmFO,
  title={Biofilm formation of Klebsiella pneumoniae on urethral catheters requires either type 1 or type 3 fimbriae},
  author={Steen Gustav Stahlhut and Carsten Struve and Karen Angeliki Krogfelt and Andreas Reisner},
  booktitle={FEMS immunology and medical microbiology},
  year={2012}
}
Urinary catheters are standard medical devices utilized in both hospital and nursing home settings, but are associated with a high frequency of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). In particular, biofilm formation on the catheter surface by uropathogens such as Klebsiella pneumoniae causes severe problems. Here we demonstrate that type 1 and type 3 fimbriae expressed by K. pneumoniae enhance biofilm formation on urinary catheters in a catheterized bladder model that mirrors the… CONTINUE READING
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