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Semin Arthroplasty. 1994 Oct;5(4):160-70.

The glycocalyx, biofilm, microbes, and resistant infection.

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Medical Sciences Research Institute, Herndon, VA 22070, USA.

Abstract

Biomaterial implants, traumatized tissues and bone are susceptible to immediate and delayed infections because microbes preferentially adhere to "inert biomaterials" or to damaged tissue surfaces. This type of infection is resistant to antibiotic therapy and most often requires removal of the prosthesis or infected tissue. This article discusses glycocalyx, biofilm, microbes, and resistant infection in prosthesis or infected tissue.

PMID:
10155159
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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