Microbiology of the Burn Compromised Patient

  • Ian Alan Holder

Summary

The kinds of microorganisms isolated from the wounds of burn patients from 1964–1988 are presented and their association with infections and septic deaths in this patient population is reviewed. Procedures for testing of antimicrobial creams and solutions for topical use in burn wound care are presented and data resulting from these types of assays are discussed. A brief discussion of the pros and cons of quantitative microbial wound culture is presented as well.

Keywords

Sponge Pseudomonas Vancomycin Aspergillus Gentamicin 

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