Fungal Biofilms and Drug Resistance

  title={Fungal Biofilms and Drug Resistance},
  author={Mary Ann Jabra-Rizk and William A. Falkler and Timothy Francis Meiller},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Candida species, including the novel opportunistic pathogen Candida dubliniensis, are now emerging as major agents of nosocomial infections. Many such manifestations of infections associated with the formation of Candida biofilms include those occurring on devices such as indwelling intravascular catheters. Fungal biofilm-associated infections are frequently refractory to conventional therapy because of resistance to antimicrobial agents. This resistance could be in part due to the surface… CONTINUE READING


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