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38 Possible Causes for Foul Smelling Discharge, Whitlow

  • Foreign-Body Reaction

    Abstract The foreign body reaction composed of macrophages and foreign body giant cells is the end-stage response of the inflammatory and wound healing responses following implantation of a medical device, prosthesis, or biomaterial. A brief, focused overview of events leading to the foreign body reaction is[…][]

  • Foreign Body

    With delayed presentation, erythema and swelling of the canal and a foul-smelling discharge may be present.[] The patient was complaining of a foul-smelling vaginal discharge and lower abdominal pain. On vaginal examination, a hard and large foreign body was found.[]

  • Anorectal Fistula

    Steele SR, Hull TL, Read TE, Saclarides TJ, Senagore AJ, Whitlow CB, eds. The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery. 3rd ed. New York: Springer; 2016.[] Fistula symptoms include pain, tenderness, itching, redness, fever and a bloody and a foul-smelling discharge where the fistula opens to the skin.[] Bleeding or Discharge from the fistula Patients often report a discharge of foul-smelling or bloody material from outside the anal opening associated with pain.[]

  • Herpes Simplex Infection

    Herpetic whitlow occurs mainly in adults aged 20 to 30 years and children.[] Such sores may appear more irritated or have a thick or foul-smelling discharge.[] Herpetic whitlow HSV infection of the finger, termed herpetic whitlow, can occur following inoculation of the virus from primary orofacial or genital infections.[]

  • Palmar Abscess

    A whitlow or felon is an infection of the tip of the finger. [1] [2] [a] Herpetic whitlow and melanotic whitlow are subtypes that are not synonymous with the term felon.[] Those with clostridial infections typically have severe pain at the wound site, where the wound typically drains foul-smelling blood mixed with serum (serosanguinous discharge[] Herpetic whitlow mimicking a felon. In a patient with whitlow, the pulp of the finger pad should be soft; a felon will feel significantly tense.[]

  • Umbilical Cellulitis

    J Clin Pathol 54:163–175 PubMed PubMedCentral CrossRef Google Scholar Bowling JCR, Saha M, Bunker CB (2005) Herpetic whitlow: a forgotten diagnosis.[] Major features were abdominal distension, extensive peri-umbilical induration and inflammation, and foul-smelling discharge.[] Images in Infection First Online: 05 May 2015 A 32-year-old hairy male presented to the out-patient clinic with complaints of pain and foul-smelling bloody discharge from[]

  • Oral Candidiasis

    Recent URTI Female sex Physical examination Viral culture Tzanck smear Orofacial Infection Anogenital Infection Ocular Infection Herpes Encephalitis Neonatal Herpes Herpetic Whitlow[] An infection of the frog of a horse's foot, characterized by a foul-smelling discharge and often resulting from unhygienic stall conditions. thrush Etymology: Dan, troeske[] Women with abnormal or irregular vaginal bleeding, blood-stained or foul-smelling vaginal discharge, vulval or vaginal ulcers, blisters or sores, lower abdominal pain or pain[]

  • Genital Herpes

    Both genital ulcer, and whitlow were cured 3 months later, but 6 months after recovery the whitlow alone recurred.[] Such sores may appear more irritated or have a thick or foul-smelling discharge.[] Herpetic whitlow. Medscape: drugs and diseases. Pinninti SG, Kimberlin DW. 2014.[]

  • Penile Herpes

    Herpetic whitlow will go away on its own, although often Zovirax (topical acyclovir) is given for treatment.[] Women may also experience pain or difficulty urinating, and foul smelling discharge if herpes blisters are present inside the vagina.[] It often causes one or more of the following symptoms: Dull pain in the stomach/abdominal/pelvic area Increased or foul-smelling discharge from the vagina Irregular periods[]

  • Herpes Zoster

    […] infection 054.2: herpetic gingivostomatitis 054.3: herpetic meningoencephalitis 054.4 herpes infection with ocular complication 054.5: herpetic septicemia 054.6: herpetic whitlow[] Such sores may appear more irritated or have a thick or foul-smelling discharge.[] A health-care worker may develop herpetic whitlow (paronychia) A rugby player may get a cluster of blisters on one cheek (‘scrumpox’).[]

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