Contributing Author: Garth James
This chapter explores the impact of biofilms on health. Some diseases and adverse medical conditions are now recognized to be the result of a biofilm infection. For example, when a medical implant becomes infected, it is usually a biofilm infection that is much more difficult to treat than other non-biofilm infections resulting from the same microbes not in a biofilm. Medical and dental practices can be enhanced through an understanding of biofilms and their treatment as a biofilm. (This chapter is ready to use. It will be expanded from its focus at this point on wounds to other medical and dental conditions).
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