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Biofilm-associated infection by enterococci

Authors
  • Ch’ng, Jun-Hong1, 2
  • Chong, Kelvin K. L.3, 4
  • Lam, Ling Ning3, 5
  • Wong, Jun Jie3, 6
  • Kline, Kimberly A.3, 5
  • 1 National University of Singapore, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore, Singapore , Singapore (Singapore)
  • 2 National University of Singapore, Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering, Singapore, Singapore , Singapore (Singapore)
  • 3 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering, Singapore, Singapore , Singapore (Singapore)
  • 4 Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Technological University Institute for Health Technologies, Interdisciplinary Graduate School, Singapore, Singapore , Singapore (Singapore)
  • 5 Nanyang Technological University, School of Biological Sciences, Singapore, Singapore , Singapore (Singapore)
  • 6 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering, Interdisciplinary Graduate School, Singapore, Singapore , Singapore (Singapore)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nature Reviews Microbiology
Publisher
Springer Nature
Publication Date
Oct 18, 2018
Volume
17
Issue
2
Pages
82–94
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1038/s41579-018-0107-z
Source
Springer Nature
License
Yellow

Abstract

Most infections with enterococci involve the formation of biofilms, which further increases the antibiotic tolerance and resistance of these priority pathogens. In this Review, Kline and colleagues summarize how enterococci form biofilms, including polymicrobial biofilms, and highlight new treatment options.

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