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Infections and the skin 

Infections and the skin
Chapter:
Infections and the skin
Author(s):

Roderick Hay

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.2310_update_001

Update:

Reviewed June 2013—minor updates made.

Updated on 28 Nov 2013. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 20 November 2017

A huge variety of different organisms exist on healthy skin. Under certain circumstances, microbes can actively infect the skin as a primary or secondary event in cutaneous or systemic disease.

The most common causes of bacterial infection of the skin are Staphylococcus aureus or β...

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