Biofilm formation of panresistant Klebsiella pneumoniae


Tuncer G., Aktas Z., Basaran S., Cagatay A., Eraksoy H.

FUTURE MICROBIOLOGY, vol.17, no.10, pp.723-735, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.2217/fmb-2021-0108
  • Journal Name: FUTURE MICROBIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.723-735
  • Keywords: biofilm, laser scanning confocal microscopy light microscope, panresistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, staining method, DRUG-RESISTANCE XDR, UROPATHOGENIC ESCHERICHIA-COLI, GRAM-NEGATIVE BACILLI, INTENSIVE-CARE-UNIT, BACTERIAL BIOFILM, EPITHELIAL-CELLS, ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE, ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANCE, MULTIDRUG-RESISTANCE, RISK-FACTOR
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: The authors aimed to investigate the biofilm-forming features of panresistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (PRKp). Material & methods: The biofilm formations were shown under light microscope and laser scanning confocal microscopy. The optical densities of the wells were measured and classified according to biofilm-forming capacities. Results: The ratio of biofilm-forming K. pneumoniae was established to be 100%. All isolates were found to form high-level biofilms in classification compared with positive and negative controls. No significant difference was detected in the biofilm-forming capacities of K. pneumoniae strains isolated from different sample types. Conclusion: No previous study associated with PRKp isolates was identified in the literature search. There is a need for different approaches characterizing the biofilm-forming features of PRKp.