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Infections and the skin 

Infections and the skin
Infections and the skin

Roderick Hay



Reviewed June 2013—minor updates made.

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date: 19 September 2021

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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