University of Texas at Austin Austin United States
Chronic wounds represent a major health and financial burden. Although incredible advancements in wound management have been made in the last decade, the incidences of chronic wounds continue to increase due to a rise in biofilm-associated infections. The presence of biofilm causes chronic inflammation, leading to impaired healing rates and host mortality. This review describes the deleterious bacterialhost interactions, as well as the beneficial role of pH and probiotics in chronic wound infections.
Chronic Wound Care Management and Research , 2, 01 Jan 0001, 01 Jan 0001, This work is published by Dove Medical Press Limited, and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License.