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This illustration depicts a photomicrograph of a specimen derived from a patient’s facial pustule, processed using the Gram staining method, and reveals the presence of Gram positive, Propionibacterium acnes bacteria, the etiologic pathogen for causing acne, an infection within the skin's oil producing glands, leading to the formation of pimples. Hormones play a crucial role in this process.
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