Disease Information for Carbuncle

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Head and Neck Soft Tissue Mass
Lump in Cervical Area
Neck Mass
Pain Swelling Neck Posterior One side
Pain/swelling occiput area
Scalp mass
Scalp tenderness/pain
Carbuncle/recurrent/present/sign
Skin nodules/Subcutaneous nodules
Subcutaneous nodules
Subcutaneous Nodules in Elderly
Subcutaneous/mass
Edema/swelling mastoid area
Postauricular Swelling Edema
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Pilonoidal cyst/sinus
Associated Disease & Complications
Carbuncle
Skin infections
Staphylococcus sepsis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
CLASS/Subcutaneous/Panniculus tissue disorder
Process
PROCESS/Infected organ/abscess (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Anti-staph/synthetic penicillin
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Surgery Incision/Drainage
Definition

An infection of cutaneous and subcutaneous tissue that consists of a cluster of boils. Commonly, the causative agent is STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS. Carbuncles produce fever, leukocytosis, extreme pain, and prostration.

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