pustule


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pustule

1. a small inflamed elevated area of skin containing pus
2. any small distinct spot resembling a pimple or blister

Pustule

 

a vesicle with purulent contents that appears on the skin in some dermatoses and infectious diseases of man. Pustules may be superficial, developing within the epidermis, or beneath the epidermis, often in a hair follicle or sebaceous gland and including the skin as well. Scars remain after the healing of deep pustules.

pustule

[′pəs·chül]
(medicine)
A small, circumscribed, pus-filled elevation on the skin.
(plant pathology)
A blisterlike mark on a leaf due to rupture of surface tissues overlying spore masses of a parasitic fungus.
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From pustule size view point, line 1 produced the biggest pustules of 5.
Histologically, the lesions show upper dermal layer edema with neutrophilic collections between keratinocytes in the stratum corneum forming spongiform pustules of Kogoj and in the stratum spinosum (2, 3).
Based on table 1 results of the 64 double haploid lines and 6E150A+, the mean of the latent period, infection type, size and density of the pustule is different meaningfully.
Clinical pathologic findings were classified as follows: acute inflammation or painful lesion surrounded by erythema, edema, and tenderness; chronic inflammation, edema, tenderness, shining skin with or without desquamation, or deformation of digits; superinfection, presence of pustules, suppuration, or ulcers; and physical disability, difficulty in walking, or gripping (if lesions were located on the hands), based on patients' statements that pain restricted their movements.
Instead, Dr Boss advises: "If a dirty great pustule on the end of your nose is stopping you from leaving the house and you must get rid of it, get a sterile needle and some surgical spirit and pop it in the least traumatic way possible.
However it is, in fact, a suppurating pustule on the face of an often testing yet fascinating country.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the topical treatment of the inflammatory papules and pustules of mild to moderate rosacea.
These dangerous pests are infamous for their excruciating, burning stings that lead to pustules and also extreme itchiness, which could linger for approximately 10 days.
Rosacea, characterized by central facial erythema, visible blood vessels, papules, and pustules, is considered to be a chronic inflammatory disease even though its precise pathophysiology is not yet understood.
The spots can range from surface blackheads and whiteheads to deep, inflamed, pus-filled pustules and cysts, which can be severe and lead to scarring.
Some patients are prescribed anti-inflammatory antibiotics - which treat the pimples and pustules associated with rosacea but fail to combat facial redness and flushing[sup.