Swab versus biopsy for the diagnosis of chronic infected wounds.


OBJECTIVE The goal of this review was to investigate the usefulness of a wound swab (using the Levine or Z technique) in comparison with a biopsy as a reliable method for the diagnosis of a chronic wound infection. METHOD A literature review using the electronic databases PubMed, CINAHL, and MEDLINE were searched by strategy. A total of 6 articles… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000428984.58483.aa


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