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wjps 2016, 5(2): 175-180 Back to browse issues page
Chronic Wounds in Burn Injury: A Case Report on Importance of Biofilms
Guillermo Ramos-Gallardo
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According to the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Disease and Prevention, it is estimated that 65 to 80 percent of the human infectious are caused by biofilms. Antibiotics and drainage of purulent discharge are the main treatment measures. But in chronic infections sometimes these findings are not easy to recognize. Biofilm is an extracellular polymeric conglomeration generally composed of extracellular DNA, proteins, and polysaccharides, which help bacteria to survive into the host. The following case is the example of chronic wound in burn patient, where biofilm gets involved and special attention is given to the relationship biofilm–chronic wound injury in a burn patient.

Keywords: Chronic infection, Burn, Biofilm
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/01/28 | Accepted: 2016/04/25 | Published: 2016/04/25
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Ramos-Gallardo G. Chronic Wounds in Burn Injury: A Case Report on Importance of Biofilms. wjps. 2016; 5 (2) :175-180
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