Biofilms Explanatory Study
Biofilms are implicated in intractable urinary tract infections, in the lung infections (such as in Cystic fibrosis), on teeth, on implanted medical devices-to name a few scenarios. Nosocomial (hospital acquired) infections are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. Biofilms contribute to the failure of antibiotic treatment, particularly in hospitalized patients. In this assignment: Describe the formation of biofilms, their persistence, and interactions with the host immune system.100 words and should include your explanation of how quorum sensing plays a role in the development of biofilms. Describe the methods used for controlling medical biofilms.