Disease Information for Abscess, periapical

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Face Pain
Facial edema/swelling
Bleeding from Mouth in Elderly
Bleeding from mouth/oral blood
Draining sinus tract/chin/submental area
Gingival Tenderness Localized
Halitosis
Jaw Pain
Jaw Swelling
Jaw Swelling Non-parotid
Submandibular/lymph gland enlarged
Headache
Headache from Cranial Neuralgias
Neuralgia Headache Syndrome
Acutely ill patient/signs
Fever
Fever Febrile Possible
Flu-Like Syndrome
High body temperature
Malaise
Ear pain/otalgia normal drum
Referred ear Pain Otalgia
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Course/Subacute
Demographics & Risk Factors
Occupational Factors
Setting/Dental office
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Stool Microscopic polys present
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
High WBC/Left Shift (Lab)
Acute inflammatory markers elevated (Lab)
Left shifted differential smear (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
WBC
Neutrophiles (Lab)
WBC/White Blood Cell Count/Leukocytes (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
X-RAY
Xray/Dental Abnormal
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Peritonsillar abscess
Sialolithiasis
Sinusitis
Tetanus
Associated Disease & Complications
Abscess, parapharyngeal
Actinomycosis, thoracic
Atypical facial pain
Brain abscess
Endocarditis, right heart
Lung abscess
Sinusitis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Jaw/dental/oral/salivary (category)
CLASS/Teeth/dental involvement/disorder (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Infected organ/abscess (category)
PROCESS/Infection/Abscess (ex)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Antibiotic
SX/Dental/oral surgery
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Surgery Incision/Drainage
Definition

Acute or chronic inflammation of tissues surrounding the apical portion of a tooth, associated with the collection of pus, resulting from infection following pulp infection through a carious lesion or as a result of an injury causing pulp necrosis. (Dorland, 27th ed)

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