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Skin Infections and Infestations

  • Michael L. O’Dell


The skin is the body’s largest and most visible organ. It is possibly the most assailed organ as well, as it is in constant contact with the outside environment. This constant exposure leaves skin subject to innumerable challenges. Nevertheless, the skin is remarkably impervious, and it reliably protects against infection and infestation in most normal individuals.


Necrotizing Fasciitis Genital Herpes Tinea Capitis Hidradenitis Suppurativa Tinea Pedis 
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