Does Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) form a biofilm on implants?

Parham Sendi, Giorgio Burastero, Georgios Komnos

Response and recommendation

Few data from experimental in vitro and in vivo studies and a limited number of case reports indicate that M. tuberculosis has a slow, albeit significant, ability to form biofilm on metal surfaces. The group suggests that management of M. tuberculosis implant-related infections should be treated using the same principles as that of other implant-related infections.

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