Skin is the major organ of the human body which plays a vital role in maintaining health of human being. Certain diseases defined as infectious or communicable or transmissible diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms. Some of the most common causative microorganisms related with infections include Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Enterococci, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Most of the diseases spread by the bacteria which invade inside the body through skin. Bacterial infections on skin are the common ailment for generation of other diseases in the body. Bacterial diseases are type of infectious diseases caused by pathogenic bacteria. Symptoms and complications related with bacterial infections such as chills, headache, wound, vomiting and organ failure generally affects the patient’s life. Wound on skin can occur in all ages of persons and can causes harm in number of ways. Wound and skin infections represent the invasion of tissues by one or more species of microorganisms. These infections disturbs the body immune system and causes inflammation, tissue damage and thus resulting in delayed wound healing process. This article throws light on three aspects first on various types of microorganisms found responsible for causing wound infection on the skin, second on laboratory tests to diagnose the responsible microorganisms for wound infections and on choice of treatment for wound healing.
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R. Solanki, B.P. Nagori. A Review on Microorganisms Causing Wound Infections on Skin. Asian J. Pharm. Tech. 2013; Vol. 3: Issue 3, Pg 121-124.