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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(also cold abscess, scrofulous abscess, or strumous abscess), a circumscribed accumulation of pus unaccompanied by acute inflammatory reaction. It is found in tuberculosis of bones and joints.
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