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Antibiotic injection. Nurse injecting antibiotics into a cannula, a hollow tube inserted into a blood vessel, in a man's arm. She is treating a septicaemia infection caused by pinning an external frame to immobilize his fractured leg. Septicaemia is tissue death caused by the absorption of disease causing bacteria or their toxins from the blood. Here, treatment is with the antibiotics erythromycin, penicillin and clarithromycin.
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