The risk of developing a surgical wound infection is largely determined by three factors: the load, type of microbial contamination of the wound and host susceptibility7. Cleansing is a vital component of wound management. Iodine is a highly effective topical antimicrobial that has been used clinically in the treatment of wounds for more than 170 years. It has a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity with efficacy against bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses and can be used to treat both acute and chronic wounds8. Therefore, the present study was taken up to screen for the presence of aerobic bacteria from post-operative wounds, to detect antibiotic susceptibility pattern and to evaluate the antibacterial activity of
Tetanus Muscular System Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, is a serious bacterial infection called Clostridium tetani, that causes serious painful muscle spasms and can lead to death. Clostridium tetani spores are able to for long periods outside of the body. These spores found mainly in animal feces and contaminated soil, but they can survive anywhere. The bacteria enters the body through puncture wounds. Tetanus can enter the body by; animal bites, skin burns, body piercing and tattoos done with unsterile tools, injection of drugs with contaminated needles, abrasion and laceration, and even circumcision.
Wound dressing Selection of a suitable wound dressing material for a specific type of wound requires comprehensive knowledge of the wound healing process. In earlier, man has used different materials such as linen, honey, animal fats and vegetables fibers for wound dressing. The continuous developments have led to extensive use of new bandages with improved performance. Nowadays, wound dressing materials are usually based on biopolymers such chitosan, alginate, collagen and starch. Chitosan sponges are mainly used as wound healing materials, as they can soak up the wound exudates, while helping the tissue regeneration.
Lastly is the evolution of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). MRSA is a bacterium that is responsible for various infections in humans that are difficult to treat due to its development of a resistance to common antibiotics. MRSA is very common in hospitals, prisons, and nursing homes. Biological Diversity
Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) Overview- Coccidioidomycosis, or valley fever is a fungal infection caused by Coccidioides immitis spores. Mild cases of this condition are not common and treatment is not generally necessary. However, this disease is often misdiagnosed, due to the fact that you experience only mild or moderate symptoms, and these symptoms often takes 20 years to present. The most severe cases of Coccidioidomycosis causing the infection to spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream, and people with compromised immune systems are at greatest risk. -causa The fungi that cause valley fever - Coccidioides immitis or Coccidioides Posadas - thrive in arid soils of the south of the desert of Arizona, Nevada, northern
“From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health.” According to the Medical Dictionary of Health Professions and Nursing (Farlex 2012), health status refers to the level of health of an individual person, a group or a population as assessed by that individual or by objective measures. In previous years, one would live longer due to their good health status. Herbalism or herbal therapy has contributed to this in a variety of ways and has been practiced for thousands of years by people of all cultures globally. Many Caribbean people believe that the Supreme Being created herbs for the healing of the nation. Perhaps this belief was passed down from African predecessors, who came to the Caribbean, which was passed to them by their ancestors.
Skin word arrives from Latin word cutis. It is the peripheral covering of vertebrates and the largest organ of the body with almost 20 square feet area. Skin is mainly comprise of epithelial, mesenchymal, glandular and neurovascular components. It protects us from microbes as first line of defense, helps to maintain homeostasis and allows the sensation of touch, heat and cold. 1.2.
and Will the maggots become flies in the wound? (Ronald A. Sherman, 2014). Most people do not feel pain with therapy. Medical maggots aren’t capable of burrowing because they cannot dissolve healthy tissue. The maggots will not become flies in the wound because they will not be on the wound long enough to become flies (Ronald A. Sherman, 2014).
Great manifestations of ringworm in felines incorporate skin sores that ordinarily show up on the head, ears and forelimbs. Ringworm can bring about flaky uncovered patches that occasionally look red in the middle. In gentle cases, there might be restricted territories of redness or essentially dandruff, while more extreme contaminations can spread over a feline 's whole body. Treatment of ringworm in felines relies on upon the seriousness of the contamination. A veterinarian may endorse a cleanser or balm that contains a unique medicine to slaughter the organism.
Therefore, the treatment of E.coli infections is increasingly becoming difficult. It is necessary to know the antibiotic susceptibility pattern of pathogenic E.coli to select the correct antibiotic(s) for the proper treatment of the infections. (5) E.coli is a Gram negative, motile, nonsporing, lactose fermenting bacillus. The ability of E.coli to cause extraintestinal infections depends largely on several virulence factors, which help in survival of E.coli under adverse conditions present in those