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[The evaluation of relationship between the origin of Candida sp. and the ability of biofilm formation on surface of different biomaterials].

Abstract
The increase of fungal infections in recent years is connected with the progress in medicine. The vast usage of biomaterials is an inseparable element of contemporary medicine but it also leads to development of infections. The ability to produce biofilm by those yeasts plays an important role in the pathogenesis of candidiasis. Candida biofilm can form on the surface of plastic materials (silicon, polychloride vinyl, polymethacrylate methyl) used to catheters, drains and dentures production that is why it is a serious problem in case of fungal infections in patients who during the diagnosis and treatment have contact with biomaterials. The aim of the study was the assessment of ability to form biofilm on the surface of different biomaterials (latex silicon, polychloride vinyl, polystyrene, nylon and polymethacrylate methyl). 150 strains of Candida sp. were examined: 85 (56.7%) C. albicans and 65 (43.3%) C. non-albicans. The examined yeasts produced biofilm on the surface of polymethacrylate methyl in 39.3%, latex silicone in 38.7%, polychloride vinyl in 38.0%, polystyrene in 35.3% and nylon in 30.7%. Biofilm was most frequently produced by the strains of C. albicans, C. tropicalis, C. glabrata, C. parapsilosis, C. krusei and C. lusitaniae species.
AuthorsEmilia Ciok-Pater, Eugenia Gospodarek, Małgorzata Prazyńska, Tomasz Bogiel
JournalMedycyna doświadczalna i mikrobiologia (Med Dosw Mikrobiol) Vol. 61 Issue 3 Pg. 273-80 ( 2009) ISSN: 0025-8601 [Print] Poland
Vernacular TitleOcena zalezności miedzy pochodzeniem szczepów Candida sp., a ich zdolnościa wytwarzania biofilmu na powierzchni róznych biomateriałów.
PMID20120931 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Evaluation Studies, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Biocompatible Materials
  • Nylons
  • Plastics
  • Polymethacrylic Acids
  • Polystyrenes
  • Silicones
  • polymethacrylic acid
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
Topics
  • Biocompatible Materials (chemistry)
  • Biofilms (growth & development)
  • Candida (classification, pathogenicity)
  • Nylons
  • Plastics
  • Polymethacrylic Acids
  • Polystyrenes
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Silicones
  • Species Specificity
  • Surface Properties

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