The influence of azithromycin on the biofilm formation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in vitro.

The influence of azithromycin on biofilm formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a cause of refractory chronic respiratory tract infection, was investigated. Alginic acid produced by a mucoid strain of P. aeruginosa was quantified by high-performance liquid chromatography from colonies growing on an agar medium. Polysaccharides in the biofilm formed on silicon… (More)