Chapter 4. Biofilm Resistance–Tolerance to Conventional Antimicrobial Agents

  1. Tamilvanan Shunmugaperumal

Published Online: 29 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470640463.ch4

Biofilm Eradication and Prevention: A Pharmaceutical Approach to Medical Device Infections

Biofilm Eradication and Prevention: A Pharmaceutical Approach to Medical Device Infections

How to Cite

Shunmugaperumal, T. (2010) Biofilm Resistance–Tolerance to Conventional Antimicrobial Agents, in Biofilm Eradication and Prevention: A Pharmaceutical Approach to Medical Device Infections, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470640463.ch4

Author Information

  1. Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470479964

Online ISBN: 9780470640463

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Keywords:

  • biofilm resistance–tolerance - to conventional antimicrobial agents;
  • antibiotic resistance–tolerance and biofilm-driven infections - obstacles faced by medical community;
  • multidrug resistance of regular cells versus multidrug tolerance of persisters

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Multidrug Resistance of Regular Cells Versus Multidrug Tolerance of Persisters

  • Persister Cells

  • Persister Controversies

  • Persistent Infections

  • Persisters in Yeast Biofilms

  • Induced Resistance Factors Mechanisms

  • Future Perspective

  • Case Study

  • References