Skin Microbiome

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

The majority of skin microbes are harmless, or even beneficial, to their host, however more virulent species can also be found among them. These can take advantage of weakened immune defenses or changes in the skin’s protective barrier, inducing skin diseases, wound infections or even serious, life-threatening internal infections.

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