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glossary:carbuncle [2007/08/08 05:52]
Debbie Aldridge Page moved from carbuncle to glossary:carbuncle
glossary:carbuncle [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 + ​Dermal inflammation commonly known as a [[boil]]. May be site of entry foci for bacterial infections. ​
  
 +A Staphylococcal skin infection which involves a hair follicle, often referred to as a boil or a furuncle. A group of boils is known as a carbuncle. ​
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 +Symptoms and findings include a tender pea-sized (or larger), red nodule, may ooze pus or weep. 
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 +Treatment includes warm, wet compresses several times a day. Oral or topical antibiotics may be indicated in some cases. ​
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 +{{glossary:​carbuncle.jpg|}}
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