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Figure 3 | BMC Infectious Diseases

Figure 3

From: Differential arthritogenicity of Staphylococcus aureusstrains isolated from biological samples

Figure 3

Histopathological analysis in forepaw joints from C57L/6 mice infected with S. aureus strains . (a, a) non-infected control. (b, b) infected with ATCC 19095 SEC+. (c, c) infected with N315 ST5 TSST-1+. (d, d) infected with the S-70 TSST-1+. (a), (b), (c), (d) and (a), (b), (c), (d) represent histopathological micrographics with 4x and 10x magnification, respectively. JC, joint cavity; C, cartilage; B, bone; SH, synovial hyperplasia; BE, bone erosion; CE cartilage erosion; P, pannus formation and IC, inflammatory cells. Panel is representative of 5-9 animals/group.

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