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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1083
Bacterial biofilm at ancient heritage site in tropical country: Is it a problem in tropical medicine?


1 RVT Medical Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, Hainan, China

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Sriwijitalia W, Wiwanitkit V. Bacterial biofilm at ancient heritage site in tropical country: Is it a problem in tropical medicine?. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:1083

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Sriwijitalia W, Wiwanitkit V. Bacterial biofilm at ancient heritage site in tropical country: Is it a problem in tropical medicine?. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Sep 19];10:1083. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2017/10/4/1083/196739


Dear Sir,

In the tropical country, there are numerous bacteria and the colonization is the common finding. Formation of biofilm on the building is common, and this is usually a forgotten issue in tropical medicine. There are many ancient heritage sites in tropical countries. The biofilm on those sites is an interesting topic. There are few reports on this issue. The microbiological studies on Ankor temple is the good examples.[1],[2] In the analysis of samples collected from Ankor temple, many species could be identified; however, there is no group of medically important pathogen.[1],[2] Nevertheless, the contact with the biofilm during the tourism activity is possible, and this is an important concern for anyone with low immunity. It is an interesting issue that is little mentioned in tropical medicine.

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Kusumi A, Li X, Osuga Y, Kawashima A, Gu JD, Nasu M, et al. Bacterial communities in pigmented biofilms formed on the sandstone bas-relief walls of the Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom, Cambodia. Microbes Environ 2013;28:422-31.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Lan W, Li H, Wang WD, Katayama Y, Gu JD. Microbial community analysis of fresh and old microbial biofilms on Bayon temple sandstone of Angkor Thom, Cambodia. Microb Ecol 2010;60:105-15.  Back to cited text no. 2
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.196739

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