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Impetigo. Artwork of a section through skin with impetigo, a skin infection commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. The bacteria (yellow) are seen in upper frame. They have caused the development of pus-filled areas within the epidermis (dark pink), the skin's outer layer, as well as blistering (red, lower centre) of the skin's surface. Treatment is with antibiotics.
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