Staph Infections Prevalent in EB Skin Wounds

Staph Infections Prevalent in EB Skin Wounds

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Staph Infections Prevalent in EB Skin Wounds

Infection by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus is detected in most wounds of patients with epidermolysis bullosa (EB), according to an analysis of a U.S. and Canadian database. The study “Characterization of wound microbes in epidermolysis bullosa: Results from the epidermolysis bullosa clinical characterization and outcomes database” was published in the journal Pediatric Dermatology. People with EB have fragile skin that can be wounded easily by minor injuries or friction. Despite proper care, patients are at risk…

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