Fungi contribute to delayed healing of chronic wounds

Press Release: FUNGI CONTRIBUTE TO DELAYED HEALING OF CHRONIC WOUNDS Quote: Washington, DC – September 6, 2016 – Researchers in Pennsylvania and Iowa have discovered that fungal communities found in chronic wounds can form mixed bacterial-fungal biofilms and can be associated with poor outcomes and longer healing times. Their report, the first deep characterization of the fungi found in diabetic foot ulcers, is published this week in mBio, an online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The team followed 100 patients with diabetic foot ulcers?open wounds located on the bottom of the foot?during the course of 26 weeks, or until the wound healed or required amputation

Press Release: FUNGI CONTRIBUTE TO DELAYED HEALING OF CHRONIC WOUNDS Quote: Washington, DC – September 6, 2016 – Researchers in Pennsylvania and Iowa have discovered that fungal communities found in chronic wounds can form mixed bacterial-fungal biofilms and can be associated with poor outcomes and longer healing times. Their report, the first deep characterization of the fungi found in diabetic foot ulcers, is published this week in mBio, an online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The team followed 100 patients with diabetic foot ulcers?open wounds located on the bottom of the foot?during the course of 26 weeks, or until the wound healed or required amputation

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Fungi contribute to delayed healing of chronic wounds