Bacterial virulence is stimulated by burns
Sepsis constitutes the main cause of disease in people suffering from burns. Researchers studied the effect of exudates on the survival and the virulence of these bacteria. The results demonstrate that Pseudomonas aeruginosa has the capacity to multiply within these human fluids and that some of its virulence factors are overexpressed. The scientists also made a analysis of the composition of exudates. These data will enable them to develop an artificial culture medium.