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The Biofilm Challenge

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  • Maria Alhede
  • Morten Alhede
The concept of biofilms has emerged in the clinical setting during the last decade. Infections involving biofilms have been documented in all parts of the human body, and it is currently believed that the presence of biofilm-forming bacteria is equivalent to chronic infection. A quick Pubmed search reveals the significance of biofilms, as evidenced by a dramatic increase in scientific publications on the topic, as well as in publications concerning wounds with biofilms, which reached 600 publications in 2013. Judged from the number of publications, it appears that biofilms play a significant role in wounds. However, the impact of biofilms is often debated, because infected wounds were also treated before the concept of biofilms was coined. In this short review, we will address the significance of biofilms and their role in wounds, and
discuss the future tasks of the biofilm challenge.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEWMA Journal
Vol/bind14
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)1-5
Antal sider5
ISSN1609-2759
StatusUdgivet - 20 apr. 2014

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