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purulent

of, relating to, or containing pus

purulent

[′pyu̇r·ə·lənt]
(medicine)
Consisting of, containing, or forming pus.
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Purulent meningitis is induced by purulent bacterial infection, manifesting as turbid cerebrospinal fluid with a large amount of cells especially white blood cells, increased protein level and low sugar and chloride content.
Urethritis manifested clinically as frank purulent urethral discharge in 63% of cases (46 by NG, 7 by CT and 10 by Co-infection) followed by Mucoid in 23% (20 by NG, 1 by CT and 2 by Co-infection) and mixed type of mucopurulent type in 14% of cases (6 by NG, 6 by CT and 2 by Co-infection).
After three weeks of treatment, no purulent flow from drains was observed, and on day 21 of his ICU stay, the patient was taken off the respirator.
After the balloon was deflated and withdrawn (figure 2, C), the sinus was irrigated with a copious amount of sterile saline until the sphenoid sinus was clear of mucus and purulent fluid.
This purulent discharge (pus) occurs due to the persistent production of inflammatory mediators, metabolic wastes and toxins by the microbial pathogens and along with virulence of the micro organism is a predictor of continued proliferation and growth of the micro organism5.
Mucoid and purulent nasal discharges are caused by the presence of foreign matter such as grasses or weeds in the nose - this usually results in sneezing and pawing at the nose when first inhaled but over time you may only see nasal discharge and occasional sneezing.
swelling of the umbilicus fever heat pain and purulent discharge; and severe infection i.
This obstruction prevents tears from flowing; however, when infection is present, a purulent exudate is produced.
For moderate cases of purulent infection with some systemic involvement, incision and drainage should be followed by culture and sensitivity testing, the guidelines say, listing two antibiotics, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and doxycycline, as appropriate for empiric treatment, while trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is recommended if the pathogen is found to be methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and dicloxacillin or cephalexin if it is methicillin-susceptible S.
It may range from purulent discharge, to erythema and swelling of varying degrees, warmth, tenderness, and/or foul odour from the site of the infection.
She described the case of a healthy term 4-day-old baby who presented with eye swelling and purulent discharge, but no other systemic findings.