wound colonization


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wound colonization

presence of replicating microorganisms within a wound, without overt signs of infection
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Changes of microbial flora and wound colonization in burned patients.
operative treatment required), and 4) cross-sectional screening of all patients nursed on surgical wards and in the surgical ICU on December 19, 1991, for nasal and wound colonization.