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abscess

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An abscess (Latin: abscessus) is a collection of pus that has built up within the tissue of the body. Signs and symptoms of abscesses include: redness, pain, warmth, and swelling that when pressed feels like it is fluid filled.[1] The area of redness often extends beyond the swelling. Carbuncles and furuncles are types of abscess that often involves hair follicles with carbuncles being larger

Synonyms: abscess NOS (disorder), abscess (disorder), abscess NOS, abscess morphology

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Sirarat Sarntivijai, Tomasz Adamusiak

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