At Promus Diagnostics, we are committed to enhancing patient care by providing accurate and timely molecular diagnostic solutions for a wide range of medical conditions, including wound infections. Understanding the causative agents behind these infections is essential for effective treatment and prevention. Below, we explore some of the common wound infections we diagnose and the role our cutting-edge molecular testing plays in managing these conditions:
Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection, often caused by Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes. It presents with red sores, blisters, and yellowish-brown crusts. Our molecular diagnostics can swiftly identify the responsible bacteria, guiding healthcare professionals in prescribing appropriate antibiotics for effective treatment.
Erysipelas is a bacterial infection, typically caused by Streptococcus pyogenes, affecting the skin’s upper layers. Symptoms include redness, pain, and swollen skin. Our diagnostic tests help differentiate erysipelas from other skin conditions, enabling targeted therapy and improved outcomes.
Folliculitis is the inflammation of hair follicles, often caused by bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus. Molecular testing can determine the underlying pathogen and guide treatment decisions, preventing the infection from spreading.
Pyoderma refers to a variety of skin infections characterized by the presence of pus. Accurate identification of the causative bacteria is crucial for selecting the most appropriate antimicrobial treatment, which our diagnostics facilitate.
Cellulitis is a common bacterial skin infection, typically caused by Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes. Prompt and precise diagnosis is vital to prevent complications. Our molecular testing provides rapid results to aid in tailored treatment strategies.
Nodular skin lesions can arise from various causes, including infections. Identifying the specific pathogen responsible for the lesion is essential for optimal management. Our diagnostic tests help pinpoint the underlying cause, ensuring targeted interventions.
Diabetic ulcers are open sores that can lead to serious complications. Molecular diagnostics play a crucial role in identifying any infecting agents, facilitating early and effective treatment to prevent complications.
Actinomycetoma is a chronic bacterial and fungal infection that affects the skin and underlying tissues. Accurate diagnosis is essential for selecting appropriate antimicrobial and antifungal therapies, which our testing can support.
Animal bites can introduce various pathogens into the body. Our molecular diagnostics help identify the specific microorganisms responsible, guiding appropriate treatment and reducing the risk of complications.
Infections related to medical implants, such as prosthetics or orthopedic devices, require precise identification of the infecting agents. Our diagnostic tests assist in differentiating between bacterial and fungal infections, enabling tailored interventions for implant-associated infections.