Skin and soft tissue infections are frequent infections in healthcare that vary in presentation and severity. The severe forms often require surgical intervention and antimicrobial therapy and their recovery should be assessed frequently to catch treatment failures [
1]. Here, we used random sequencing of coding bacterial RNA (metatranscriptomics) and 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing (16S profiling) to characterize the post-treatment bacterial communities of a complicated burn wound and assess infection clearance.
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Published online: July 23, 2020
Accepted: July 16, 2020
Received in revised form: June 22, 2020
Received: March 6, 2020
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