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5,519 Possible Causes for Abscesses

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  • Skin Infection

    When Staphylococcus aureus penetrates the epidermis and reaches the dermis, polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMLs) accumulate and an abscess is formed.[] Notably, 80% of all SSTIs are caused by S. aureus, of which 63% are abscesses and/or cellulitis.[] Clinical cutaneous disease with these pathogens seems to follow two patterns: in the immunocompetent host, a traumatic injury is followed by the development of localized abscess[]

  • Appendicitis

    CONCLUSION: Approximately a quarter of patients will fail management of appendiceal abscess with percutaneous drain placement alone.[] There were no significant differences between the two groups in the rates of intra-peritoneal abscess or wound infection.[] OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety and efficacy of abdominal drainage to prevent intra-peritoneal abscess after open appendectomy for complicated appendicitis.[]

  • Sinusitis

    Ten patients were treated with endoscopic ethmoidectomy and abscess drainage, and 11 were treated with external ethmoidectomy and abscess drainage.[] Abstract Intracranial abscess has serious mortality. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment is important.[] Of the 51 patients, 25 had frontal lobe abscesses (including multiple abscesses).[]

  • Pharyngitis

    We report a case in which the patient presented with pharyngitis resulting in an unusual fatal complication of pharyngeal and cerebral abscess.[] Most children with pharyngitis have benign, self-limited disease with infrequent complications such as peritonsillar abscess, mastoiditis, or lymphadenitis.[] A neck CT-scan showed a large parapharyngeal abscess.[]

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    […] on chest x-ray as an ominous sign suggesting mediastinal abscess.[] The patient developed seizures as a result of three brain abscesses, one of which is shown.[] Assessing peritonsillar abscesses May 16, 2013 This infection manifests as a collection of pus and is often a complication of tonsillitis that may require referral to a specialist[]

  • Urinary Tract Infection

    However, computed tomography (CT) is better able to discern pyelonephritis or perinephric abscess.[] It was often associated with gonorrhea and could be fatal or lead to abscess formation.[] Prostatic abscess due to Candida with no systemic manifestations , Urol Internat , 2001 , vol. 67 (pg. 186 - 8 ) 12.[]

  • Viral Lower Respiratory Infection

    Lung abscess. A lung abscess is a pus-filled cavity in the lung surrounded by inflamed tissue.[] Peritonsillar cellulitis or abscess (quinsy) should be suspected when children present acutely to a pediatrician or an ear, nose, and throat service.[] Orbital abscess. Also a further complication of sinusitis causing orbital cellulitis, orbital abscess is a collection of bacteria and pus behind the eye.[]

  • Pneumonia

    KEYWORDS Pleural effusion - empyema - lung abscess - malignant pleural effusion - interventional radiology[] Lung abscess. An abscess occurs if pus forms in a cavity in the lung. An abscess is usually treated with antibiotics.[] Pleural effusion, empyema, and lung abscess are commonly encountered clinical problems that increase mortality.[]

  • Streptococcal Infection

    Research Centre, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden. [email protected] Abstract The microbiological cause of peritonsillar abscess[] KEYWORDS: Pancarditis; myocardial abscess; streptococcal infection[] Streptococci may spread from the pharyngitis to the airways, especially if there is a peritonsillar or a retropharyngeal abscess.[]

  • Influenza

    Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an unusual ink smudge pattern deep in a cervical abscess.[]

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