An abscess is a collection of pus in any part of the body that causes swelling and inflammation and can include boils (or furuncles), carbuncles, cystic acne, and pilonidal cysts.
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An abscess is a collection of pus in any part of the body and causes swelling and inflammation. This article describes the different types, their symptoms, causes, prevention and treatment.
Consumer health resource center providing an overview of the causes, symptoms, and treatments of medical abscess.
Provides links to articles and other resources on these pockets of pus that can form anywhere in the body.
Merck Manual: Folliculitis and Skin Abscesses
Article about these abscesses which are caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria accumulating in pus-filled pockets on the skin surface.
NHS Choices: Actinomycosis
Provides information on this chronic infection, also known as lumpy jaw. Includes a short video and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and prevention.
Patient UK: Boils and Carbuncles
Factsheet describing these conditions, their presentation, investigation, differential diagnosis and management.
Information about pilonidal cysts and surgical treatment options, personal stories and a discussion board.
Times Health Guide: Carbuncle
Article including information on causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
World Wide Wounds: Pilonidal Sinus Disease
Article covering the pathology, clinical presentations and appropriate management of the disease.
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