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Chronic wound infection. Close-up of a chronically infected suture wound seen on a 58 year-old man's body 5 years after a coronary artery bypass operation. This surgical incision that has split open and become infected, has been drained of pus and will need sterile dressing and treatment with antibiotics. Coronary artery bypass surgery is used to restore a failing blood supply to the heart muscle.
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