The Relation of Biofilms to Chronic Otitis Media and Other Ear-Related Chronic Infections

  • Preben Homøe
  • Helle Krogh Johansen


Ear, nose and throat infections (rhinitis, rhinosinusitis, otitis media, adenoiditis and tonsillitis), also termed, upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) are extremely frequent diseases worldwide, especially in childhood. The diseases are caused by viruses or bacteria and occur in both acute and chronic forms.


Otitis Medium Acute Otitis Medium Chronic Otitis Medium Chronic Suppurative Otitis Medium Ventilation Tube 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery F 2071RigshospitaletCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Clinical MicrobiologyRigshospitaletCopenhagenDenmark

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