Disease Information for Popliteal Abscess

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Popliteal area pain
Popliteal pulse decreased
Tachycardia/Fast heart rate
Edema, lower extremity (leg) , unilateral
Leg Pain with Exercise
Mass in Lower Extremity
Pseudoclaudication syndrome
Arthralgias Polyarthralgias
Joint pain/with use
Joint Pains
Joint Swelling
Popliteal mass/swelling
Popliteal pain and tenderness
Posterior Knee Pain/Tenderness
Acutely ill patient/signs
Chronically ill patient/signs
Constitutional symptoms
Fever
Fever Febrile Possible
Fever of unknown origin/chronic fever
Fever spikes/sweats,chills
Fever, intermittant/recurrent
Fever/daily spikes/persistent (undulant)
Fevers, low grade/recurrent
Flu-Like Syndrome
High body temperature
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Fever and High Sed Rate
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute on subacute
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Subacute
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
High WBC/Left Shift (Lab)
Acute inflammatory markers elevated (Lab)
Left shifted differential smear (Lab)
Toxic granules/neutrophiles (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Highly sensitive CRP (LAB)
Neutrophiles (Lab)
Sed Rate/ESR/Sedimentation rate (Lab)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Baker's cyst rupture
Popliteal aneurysm
Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome
Popliteal cysts
Associated Disease & Complications
Arthritis with occult infection
Popliteal abscess
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Bacteria (category)
Class
CLASS/Skeletal (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Abscess tendency
Pathophysiology/Subcutaneous manifestation/involvement
Pathophysiology/Tissue infiltrate
Process
PROCESS/Group/by process (category)
PROCESS/Infected organ/abscess (category)
PROCESS/Infection/Abscess (ex)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Antibiotic
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Surgery
SX/Surgery Incision/Drainage
Definition

Popliteal abscess usually secondary to wound contamination

surgical drainage indicated. Bulging pain and fever evident.

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