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Volume 8, Number 9—September 2002

Perspective

Biofilms: Microbial Life on Surfaces

Rodney M. Donlan*Comments to Author 
Author affiliation: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Microorganisms commonly associated with biofilms on indwelling medical devices

Microorganism Has been isolated from biofilms on
Candida albicans Artifical voice prosthesis
Central venous catheter
Intrauterine device
Coagulase-negative staphylococci Artificial hip prosthesis
Artificial voice prosthesis
Central venous catheter
Intrauterine device
Prosthetic heart valve
Urinary catheter
Enterococcus spp. Artificial hip prosthesis
Central venous catheter
Intrauterine device
Prosthetic heart valve
Urinary catheter
Klebsiella pneumoniae Central venous catheter
Urinary catheter
Pseudomonas aeruginosa Artificial hip prosthesis
Central venous catheter
Urinary catheter
Staphylococcus aureus Artificial hip prosthesis
Central venous catheter
Intrauterine device
Prosthetic heart valve

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