STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Bacterial skin infection. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) rostrum footage of secondary bacterial skin infection in athlete's foot. Athlete's foot, known medically as tinea pedis, is a common skin infection of the feet caused by a fungus. This type of infection is often complicated by secondary bacterial infection by Streptococcus pyogenes, Staphylococcus aureus and other bacteria. Purple skin cells underlie a variety of bacteria (red and yellow) in this image.
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