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  • Detection of staphylococcus aureus biofilm on tampons and menses components 

    Veeh, Richard Harold; Shirtliff, Mark E.; Petik, Jill R.; Flood, Janine A.; Davis, Catherine C.; Seymour, Jon L.; Hansmann, Melanie A.; Kerr, Kathy M.; Pasmore, M.; Costerton, J. William (2003-08)
    Culturing has detected vaginal Staphylococcus aureus in 10%–20% of women. Because growth mode can affect virulence expression, this study examined S. aureus–biofilm occurrence in 44 paired—tampon and vaginal-wash—specimens ...