Microbial colonization of large wounds.

  title={Microbial colonization of large wounds.},
  author={Hallvard Andreas Vindenes and Robert Bjerknes},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  volume={21 8},
This study determines the nature of microbial wound colonization in 28 patients with large burns admitted to the Burn Centre, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen. Altogether, 748 swabs were taken in 141 sampling procedures. A total of 414 microbial isolates were detected and their resistance patterns to a variety of systemic antimicrobial agents determined. The most frequent isolates were coagulase-negative staphylococci (21.5 per cent) and Staphylococcus aureus (14 per cent), followed by… CONTINUE READING

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