What is it about?

Examining the types of bacteria, the presence of biofilm as well as histopathological changes in the collected tonsillar tissues correlated with the clinical manifestations of tonsillitis.

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Why is it important?

The presence of biofilm in the tonsils interferes with the normal functions of the lymphatic tissue which eventually leads to establishing a recurrent infection that can only be managed surgically. Therefore, understanding biofilm infections is essential in their management.


This article was part of my PhD thesis; I co-wrote it along with my supervisors with whom I have had long-standing collaboration and publishing it had a profound impact on my career as a researcher.

Dr. Saad Alasil
University at Buffalo - The State University of New York

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This page is a summary of: Evidence of Bacterial Biofilms among Infected and Hypertrophied Tonsils in Correlation with the Microbiology, Histopathology, and Clinical Symptoms of Tonsillar Diseases, International Journal of Otolaryngology, January 2013, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI: 10.1155/2013/408238.
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