Does the timescale of biofilm formation differ between bacterial species? If so, what is the timescale for common causative organisms?

Authors: Claus Moser, Kordo Saeed

RESPONSE / RECOMMENDATION: Currently, there is no clinical research available to answer whether the timescale in the development of biofilm formation differs between bacterial species. In vitro studies show high variability in biofilm formation based on bacterial strains and conditions. Animal studies have demonstrated rapid (minutes to hours) biofilm formation. The group notes that the timeline of biofilm formation may not correlate with the onset of infection symptoms.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Strong

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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