Review Article: The Role of Bacterial Biofilms in Chronic Diseases

  • Wedad Salih Dawood
Keywords: Bacterial biofilms, immune system, chronic diseases, diabetes

Abstract

Diseases usually take place in individuals due to infection that can be occurs more than one time, and also can reach up to years, and the bacterial and microbial biofilms play main roles on more than 75% of the whole infections, these roles are responsible for many points such as creating chronic diseases, resistance the drug, effect the immune system, contaminating the medical equipments and devices, and clinical infections. The microbial biofilms can be single or accumulated in colonies and layers in the host, and cause the chronic diseases through weakening the immune system and even attack the antibiotic treatments that given to the patient and make it without advantage and cannot help in recovery. In this review, it was focused on how bacterial biofilms play an important role in foot ulcer in diabetic patients, and it was concluded that infections with microbial biofilms may leads to decrease the immune system and leads to chronic diseases.

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Published
2020-11-19
How to Cite
Wedad Salih Dawood. (2020). Review Article: The Role of Bacterial Biofilms in Chronic Diseases. International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 7(6), 116-121. https://doi.org/10.31033/ijrasb.7.6.17