Intact skin provides a barrier to microbial invasion. However, if there is a wound or break in the skin, then microorganisms can enter the body.
Once present in a wound, bacteria have the resources to multiply rapidly. This can lead to wound infection unless the body's defence mechanisms can overcome the assault.
Wound infection is the result of a complex interaction between the individual's immune system, the wound condition, number and types of microorganisms present.
If host defences are robust, bacterial proliferation is halted and the wound progresses to healing.
However, if defences are weak, or bacterial virulence is high, proliferation continues and wound repair is halted.
A wound can be contaminated, meaning whilst bacteria are in the wound, they are not multiplying.
A wound can be colonised or critically colonised, which interrupts the wound healing process.
This can be followed by local and finally systemic infection.
SuprasorbX PHMB is effective on infected and critically colonised wounds.
Read more about infected wounds in Activa's Case Studies and Papers.
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