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Haemophilus influenzae Forms Biofilms on Airway Epithelia: Implications in Cystic Fibrosis

By Timothy D. Starner, Niu Zhang, GunHee Kim, Michael A. Apicella and Paul B. McCray

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Rationale: Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) commonly infects patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), especially early in childhood. Bacteria biofilms are increasingly recognized as contributing to bacterial persistence and disease pathogenesis in CF

Topics: D. Cystic Fibrosis
Publisher: American Thoracic Society
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2662906
Provided by: PubMed Central
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