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Synonyms for abscess

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symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue

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pneumoniae isolates from these cryptogenic abscesses were hypermucoviscous (defined as a positive string test result) and belonged to K1 or K2 serotypes, thus having the characteristics of hypervirulent K.
Brain abscesses caused by Abiotrophia defectiva: complication of immunosuppressive therapy in a patient with connective-tissue disease.
Hepatic abscesses are defined as a suppurative collection within the liver parenchyma infected with either bacterial, parasitic, or less-commonly fungal organisms.
And these literatures showed that the mortality rates for multiloculated pyogenic liver abscesses range from 44% to 22.1%, which was higher than single PLA [8, 9].
Inclusion criteria of this study were as follows: (1) histological results of the resected splenic tissue showed the presence of an abscess, (2) causative pathogens were isolated from a splenic aspirate or blood culture with compatible imaging studies of CT or US, (3) splenic abscesses were found during exploratory laparotomy, or (4) clinical manifestations were consistent with imaging findings and there was an improvement in the patient's clinical condition after antimicrobial therapy.
Martin, "Medical and surgical treatment of peritonsillar, retropharyngeal, and parapharyngeal abscesses," Current Infectious Disease Reports, vol.
Odland, "Diagnosis and treatment of deep neck space abscesses," Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, vol.
However, considering GGS's aggressive characteristic like GAS, GGS appeared to be an important pathogen of the parapharyngeal and concomitant peritonsillar abscesses that could cause potentially fatal upper airway occlusion.
Currently, percutaneous transrectal or transperineal drainage appears to be the least invasive and safest treatment for drainage of prostatic abscesses. However, their major disadvantage is the risk of incomplete drainage of abscess especially in multifocal or multiloculated abscess.
However, there was a high suspicion for intravenous drug use due to her poor pain tolerance and history of antecubital abscesses. Later in her clinical course she endorsed a history of intravenous drug use.
Maintaining the airway is truly important, especially for posterior third lingual abscesses or abscesses located at BOT [3, 12].
As a result, the bile leakage can progress to peripheral bile duct necrosis and eventually form local abscesses and biloma.[sup][10],[23] In addition, conditions such as gallstones, tumor compression, gallbladders that are adjacent to liver lesions with an abnormal blood supply due to undersized and irregular branch of hepatic arteries, surgical-related vasospasm and intimal injury, and conditions associated with extrahepatic bile duct stenosis can all induce intrahepatic bile stasis and cholangitis.[sup][10] Therefore, special attention, including the avoidance of embolization into the cystic artery, should be given during TACE for patients with lesions close to the gallbladder and vasospasm or stenosis after repeated treatments.[sup][10],[23]
Brain abscesses occur when an organism seeds the brain parenchyma, leading to purulence and inflammation in one or more localized regions [2].
Patients presenting with periappendiceal abscesses are generally treated conservatively [1].