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Furuncle

definition

Painful circumscribed perifollicular abscess that is produced by the infection of one or several hair follicles by staphylococci. It first presents as a small, inflammatory nodule, soon becoming pustular and then necrotic and healing after discharge of a necrotic core. The sites commonly involved are the face and neck, the arms, axillae, breasts, thighs, and buttocks.

synonyms

Furuncle, Boil

UMLS

Boil, Boil NOS, Boils, Furuncle, Furuncles, Furunculus

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diagnosis: Furuncle diagnosis: Furuncle diagnosis: Furuncle localisation: root of the nose, diagnosis: Furuncle