Dressings are long-established in the medical field for keeping wounds clean and preventing secondary infections. Here, Tim Sandle discusses technological advances with dressings for wound treatment and detection, including the incorporation of antimicrobials
Browsing: Skin Infection
A team including University of Maryland and University of Texas Medical Branch researchers have found that two bacterial strains interact to cause a severe flesh-eating infection, highlighting the need to consider variant strains of a single species when administering antibiotics.
A new study has investigated whether a 6-day course of antibiotics will give the same outcomes as a 12-day course for treating cellulitis, demonstrating that long-term outcomes may differ.
A new study has investigated the effects of commonly used topical antimicrobials on the skin microbiome, discovering that antibiotics have a major and long-lasting effect.
Understanding the etiology of atypical exanthems, especially the infectious ones, remains difficult but crucial. In this review, the authors describe the etiology and epidemiology of the atypical exanthems caused by infectious agents.
Researchers have uncovered the role of inflammasome activation in leishmaniasis progression and severity, demonstrating that inhibiting these pathways may present a potential avenue for future treatments.