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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Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory dermatosis of the pilosebaceous follicles, characterized by comedones, papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and scars.
Traits of infection type, latent period, pustule size and pustule density were measured.
Plants receiving pustule type scores of 0 or 1 were considered to have a stem rust resistant reaction, and those with scores of 2, 3, or 4 were susceptible.
Insect bites can lead to various skin lesions such as pustules, vesicles, papules, nodules, erosions and urticaria.
A two month old Dachshund pup was presented with history of face swelling and pustules on face and neck region since three weeks (Fig.
In plants without pustule, number 25 was considered for statistical analysis.
However, he described waxing and waning flares of painful pustules associated with occasional spontaneous bleeding and discharge of purulent material that occurred in the same area as the hair loss.
The rash consists of macules, vesicles, and pustules on the extremities; soles and palms are frequently involved.
1987) and characterized by non-follicular sub-corneal pustules located on the glabrous areas particularly axillae, groin and ventral abdomen (Medleau and Hnilica, 2001).
The strip test can detect the presence of the pathogen at the very early stages of infection, from chlorotic lesions (before formation of a pustule) to immature pustules (not releasing spores).
Typically, the lesions begin as an erythematous pustule or nodule on an extremity.
A smear from the malignant pustule on the left cheek demonstrated anthrax bacilli.