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how come infections are always a serious threat after a severe burn or an abrasion?

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Dr. Martin Tyson
27 years experience Addiction Medicine
Loss of barrier: Skin provides a formidable barrier to entry of bacteria to underlying tissues- when disrupted, infection can ensue. Any devitalized tissue like burns provides a medium for bacteria to cause infection.
Answered on Feb 23, 2020
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