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The quantitative swab culture is a reliable method for quantifying the number of viable bacteria colonizing open wounds. For open wounds in burn patients, the swab bacterial count is linearly related to biopsy quantification of viable bacteria in the underlying tissue. This technique is simple and requires no surgical manipulation of the wound. For a wound(More)
BACKGROUND During the past decade, Chorioptes mites occupying the outer ear canals have been a common finding at routine necropsies of moose (Alces alces) in Sweden, but neither the taxonomy of the mites nor lesions from the infestation have been investigated. In this study, the mites are characterized by morphological and molecular techniques, and the(More)