Armpit abscess

Armpit abscess

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Caption: MODEL RELEASED. Infected abscess scar on the armpit of a 32 year old man. The abscess was opened and cleaned three weeks before this, but the infection, by Proteus sp. bacteria, returned. An abscess is a cavity filled with pus. Treatment is by drainage and with antibiotic drugs, although they often recur.

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