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Close-up of an abscess on the abdomen in a 41 year old diabetic female patient, at the previous insertion site of an insulin pump. An abscess is a painful pus-filled swelling caused by a bacterial infection. An insulin pump is used to treat type 1 diabetes mellitus, delivering doses of insulin when blood glucose levels need correcting.
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