Wound microbes

Microbial communities found in wounds – Updated September 2016. Also see Human Skin Microbiome page.

Research papers

Redefining the Chronic-Wound Microbiome: Fungal Communities Are Prevalent, Dynamic, and Associated with Delayed Healing – Lindsay Kalan – mBio – September 2016

Temporal stability in chronic wound microbiota is associated with poor healing – Michael Loesche – Journal of Investigative Dermatology – August 2016

Effect of topically applied Saccharomyces boulardii on the healing of acute porcine wounds: a preliminary study – Jessica Partlow – BMC Research Notes – April 2016

The microbiome of diabetic foot osteomyelitis – S. A. V. van Asten – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases – December 2015

Analysis of the chronic wound microbiota of 2,963 patients by 16S rDNA pyrosequencing – Randall D. Wolcott – Wound Repair and Regeneration – December 2015

Influence of microbiome species in hard-to-heal wounds on disease severity and treatment duration – Dagmar Chudobova – The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases – November 2015

Biochemical Association of Metabolic Profile and Microbiome in Chronic Pressure Ulcer Wounds – Mary Cloud B. Ammons – PLOS ONE – May 2015

Prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of bacteria from acute and chronic wounds in Malaysian subjects – Shin Yee Wong – Journal of Infection in Developing Countries – March 2015


Biofilms and Wounds: An Overview of the Evidence – Steven L. Percival – Advances in Wound Care – July 2015

Next-Generation Sequencing: A Review of Technologies and Tools for Wound Microbiome Research – Brendan P. Hodkinson and Elizabeth A. Grice – Advances in Wound Care – January 2015

New Molecular Techniques to Study the Skin Microbiota of Diabetic Foot Ulcers – Jean-Philippe Lavigne – Advances in Wound Care – January 2015

The Wound Microbiome: Modern Approaches to Examining the Role of Microorganisms in Impaired Chronic Wound Healing – Ana M. Misic – Advances in Wound Care – July 2014