STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Bacterial infection of a nail. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a nail with a bacterial infection (paronychia). The bacteria are the numerous small objects seen on flakes of the skin protein keratin. Treatment of a bacterial infection is with antibiotic drugs. Magnification: x500 when printed 10cm tall.
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