Skin Microbiome

The skin microbiome is a large and diverse collection of bacteria, fungi, and viruses which inhabit the human skin. These microorganisms vary between individuals and between different skin sites.

The most of skin microbes are harmless or even beneficial to their host. However, among them are also present more virulent species which can take advantage of weakened immune defenses or changes in the skin protective barrier to induce skin diseases, wound infections or serious internal, life-threatening infections.

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