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Figure1: Increase in HBD-2 (A, C) and HBD-3 (B, D) mRNA expression in lesional versus healthy skin of patients with S. aureus skin infection, by history of surgical drainage (A, B) and by recurrence group (C, D).

n = number of skin samples;

* testing null hypothesis of induction being the same in each group, against alternative hypothesis of a difference (A, B) and a linear trend over groups (C, D).