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SPECIAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 140-144

Role of biofilms in otorhinolaryngological Diseases


1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Yenepoya Medical College and Hospital, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Yenepoya Medical College and Hospital, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Neha Vijay Haswani
Department of Microbiology, Yenepoya Medical College and Hospital, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/amhs.amhs_291_20

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Biofilms over the years have been implicated to play a major role in the development of various diseases particularly Otorhinolaryngology. It is one of the topics with great interest within the field of medicine. A thorough review of the literature reveals the association of various infectious conditions of ENT practice is associated with biofilm-producing bacteria. Infections associated with biofilms are usually chronic due to the resilience of bacteria, to the innate and acquired immune system of the host and antibiotic therapy. This review article is written to evaluate and understand various aspects of biofilm-related infections in ENT.


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