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From an intra-operative perspective, this 2005 photograph depicted a cutaneous abscess located on the thigh of a prison inmate, which had been caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria. A clinician had lanced the lesion in order to allow the bloody pus contained therein, to be released.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Bruno Coignard, M.D.; Jeff Hageman, M.H.S.
Creation Date:2005
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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