Assessment of infection in chronic wounds based on the monitoring of elastase, lysozyme and myeloperoxidase activities

D. Schiffer, Miriam Arkes, Jacobus Adrianus Maria van der Palen, E. Sigl, A. Heinzle, G.M. Guebitz

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Abstract

Infection in wounds affects about 2% of the population in developed countires at least once in their lifetime, and the lack of tools for its rapid diagnosis is still a problem 1. Standard procedures of infection detection include the judgement of the classical clinical signs, the detection of signals specific to secondary wounds, or the quantification of the microbial load 2–5. The determination of the microbial load is a time-consuming standard procedure, although the presence of microbes per se is not indicative of infection 2.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1529-1531
Number of pages11
JournalBritish journal of dermatology
Volume173
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2015

Keywords

  • METIS-311846
  • IR-97296

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