Microbial diversity in chronic open wounds.

  title={Microbial diversity in chronic open wounds.},
  author={Daniel N. Frank and Annette B Wysocki and Dee Dee Specht-Glick and Alejandro P. Rooney and Robert A. Feldman and Allison L. St. Amand and Norman R. Pace and Jonathan D. Trent},
  journal={Wound repair and regeneration : official publication of the Wound Healing Society [and] the European Tissue Repair Society},
  volume={17 2},
Chronic wounds expose the dermal matrix and underlying tissue to a diversity of microbes from the body and surrounding environment. We determined the microbial diversity of 19 chronic wounds using both molecular methods (sequence analysis of rRNA genes) and routine clinical culturing methods using swab samples. We identified 93 phylotypes in 2,653 rRNA clone sequences and found that compared with other environments, the microbial diversity of chronic wounds is relatively well characterized, i.e… CONTINUE READING

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