DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Woundcare for perianal abscesses. Cleaning of abscesses near a 58-year-old man's anus. The abscess has been drained of its pus, and is now being cleaned and disinfected. An abscess is usually caused by infection. In severe cases, such as this, an abscess will need to be surgically drained and cleaned to allow healing. For a view of this abscess, one of a bilateral pair, after cleaning, see image M108/718.
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