Conceitos atuais sobre biofilmes e bactérias latentes em casos clínicos de endometrite

Ryan A. Ferris

Resumo


Subfertility in the mare can be frustrating to the clinician. Recent data has suggested that bacteria in either a biofilm or latent state may be responsible for explaining many cases of subfertility. Recent work has identified how the pathophysiology for these type of chronic infections in the horse and identified the best methods for therapy. The goal of this discussion is to explain the pathophysiology of biofilm and latent infections and how the clinician can diagnose and treat these type of infections in clinical practice.

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bacteria; biofilm; latent; chronic; endometritis

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