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    An abscess is a pus filled pocket or blister within the skin that may be caused by a number of different reasons such as; a sebaceous gland or sweat gland becomes obstructed, a hair follicle or a group of hair follicles becomes inflamed, or minor breaks and punctures in the skin allow bacteria to invade causing redness, warmth, pain, inflammation, and pus formation. This disturbance of the skin is no stranger to history as there have been documented cases of abscesses from before the Roman era to the onset of the industrial age and through to the present. When an abscess becomes filled with infected pus the only solution is to drain the site of all infection and to clean the site with antimicrobial substances to ensure the infection does not recur. A simple…

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    Vulval Abscess Formation

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    Hair follicles, sweat and sebaceous glands of the vulval skin are common sites of infection and abscess formation. The contiguity of vulval fascial spaces with other anatomic compartments permits spread of infection from the vulva to the inner thigh, abdominal wall, or ischiorectal fossa.[1] The differential diagnosis of a vulval abscess includes infectious and non-infectious vulval lesions. Among the infectious causes, vulvovaginitis presents mostly as erythema and less likely as asuppurative…

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    A tooth abscess is an infection that is commonly caused by poor dental hygiene. If you allow plaque and bacteria to build up around your mouth, it can create a tooth abscess that can spread to your gums as well as other areas of your mouth. The site of the abscess will be filled with pus. This pus is a sign that your body is trying to fight off the infection. Therefore, a bacterial infection in this location will result in pain each time you chew, speak and more. As a result, the way to get rid…

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    main purpose is to provide sensation. How Do The Nerve and Pulp Become Damaged? Multiple dental procedures on the same tooth, a large filling, trauma to the face, deep decay or a chip or crack in a tooth can lead to damage to the nerve and pulp. Regardless of how the damage occurs, however, it is important to have the tooth fixed promptly. If not, the problem may spread. Why Root Canals Are Necessary Any time the pulp or nerve tissue of a tooth is damage, it begins to break down, leading…

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    It is the most common type of anal abscess. During an infection, the immune system of the body responds by yielding dead white blood cells or pus at the inflamed area. It is excreted in the form of a whitish-yellow, yellow or yellow-brown liquid which is rich in protein. In the event that the inflamed area is near the anus, the accumulation of pus is called anal abscess. Perianal abscess, on the other hand, appears as a red, boil-like swell in the anal area. Aside from anal fissure, other…

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    Choice “C” is the best answer. It is important to administer a luminal amebicidal agent to eradicate the intestinal carriage after the amebic liver abscess has been treated with tissue amebicides, such as albendazole. Failure to use luminal agents can lead to relapse of infection in approximately 10% of patients. Luminal agents with proven efficacy include diloxanide furoate, iodoquinol, and paromomycin. Diloxanide furoate is free of major adverse effects. The most common adverse effect is…

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    Conclusion: Patent processus vaginalis should always be kept in mind in evaluating patient with perforated appendicitis who develops acute scrotum, regardless the age of patients. We report a rare case of an adult patient who developed scrotal abscess as a complication of a perforated appendicitis. Keyword: patent processus vaginalis, perforated appendicitis, scrotal abscess, ultrasonography Background Patent processus vaginalis (PPV) may change the natural history of appendicitis, one of…

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    In addition pulmonary amoebiasis can occur when the right lobe lesions penetrate to the diaphragm. Cerebral amoebiasis, cutaneous amoebiasis, amoebic pericarditis and splenic abscess are some of the other metastatic lesions caused by the E. histolytica. Pleuropulmonary amebiasis is one of the abundant complication in the amebic liver abscess. The abscess in right lobe rupture through the diaphragm to cause pleural effusion and atelectasis. Pericardial amebiasis is a complication that causes…

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    Organ failure of one or more of the following; shock (systolic blood pressure < 90mm Hg), renal failure (serum creatinine>177 μmol/l or 2mg/dl after rehydration), pulmonary insufficiency (pao2500ml in 24 hours); 2. Local pancreatic complications such as pseudocyst, abscess or necrosis; 3. A score of 3 or more on Ranson’s criteria; 4. A score of 8 or more on acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II). Patients must meet one or more of the above four criteria to be…

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    Appendicitis Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a finger-like structure attached to the large intestine. Without treatment appendicitis can cause the appendix to tear (rupture). A ruptured appendix can lead to a life-threatening infection. It can also lead to the formation of a painful collection of pus (abscess) in the appendix. CAUSES This condition may be caused by a blockage in the appendix. The blockage can be due to: A ball of stool. Enlarged lymph…

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