Topics Discussed: carbuncle; cellulitis; dermatology; erysipelas; folliculitis; furuncle; impetigo; methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus; methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infection; paronychia; pyomyositis; skin; skin abscess; skin diseases, bacterial; skin diseases, infectious.
Sections: Pathogenesis, Clinical Presentation, Differential Diagnosis, Diagnosis, Treatment, Other Considerations, References.
Excerpt:"Skin is composed of an outermost, avascular layer of epidermis with an inner layer of dermis made up of elastic tissue, collagen, and reticular fibers. Subcutaneous tissue includes fat cells, connective tissue, and muscle. Blood vessels pass through subcutaneous tissues to reach the dermis (Figure 451)...."
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