Biofilm

THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The bacteria that causes Lyme disease protects itself from antibiotics by forming a slime-like layer called a biofilm, a new study shows.

In many cases, Lyme disease returns after a patient has completed antibiotic treatment, and this finding may help explain why that occurs, the researchers said.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_157467.html