Medycyna Wet. 66 (7), 444-448, 2010
Furowicz A. J., Boroń-Kaczmarska A.*, Ferlas M., Czernomysy-Furowicz D., Pobucewicz A.
Bacterial biofilm as well as other microbiol elements and mechanisms of survival in extreme conditions
Frequent failures in the treatment of human and animal infections with antibiotics give little reason for optimism as to the perspectives of this kind of therapy. It is estimated that biofilms, which are the most common factor responsible for such diseases, demonstrate up to 1000-fold higher drug resistance than dispersed populations of the same bacteria species. A relatively slow development of new antibiotics suggests the need for a new approach in anti-infection therapy, alternative to the therapy with “classical” antibiotics. There is a growing interest in applying natural components of plant and animal immune systems. Nowadays, a challenge for medicine and microbiology is to discover new agents that would increase the effectiveness of anti-film therapy. These studies could verify current views on biofilms and their role in some infectious diseases of humans and animals.
Keywords: biofilms, animal and human infections, anti-biofilm therapy