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pustule

 [pus´tūl]
a small, elevated, circumscribed, pus-containing lesion of the skin.

pus·tule

(pŭs'tyūl),
A circumscribed, superficial elevation of the skin, up to 1 cm in diameter, containing purulent material.
[L. pustula]

pustule

/pus·tule/ (pus´tūl) a small, elevated, circumscribed, pus-containing lesion of the skin.pus´tular

pustule

(pŭs′cho͞ol, pŭs′tyo͞ol)
n.
1. A small inflamed elevation of the skin that is filled with pus; a pimple.
2. A small swelling similar to a blister or pimple.
3. Something likened to an inflamed, pus-filled lesion: "a cool glimpse of green between hot pustules of sooty sprawl" (Nicholas Proffitt).

pustule

[pus′cho̅o̅l]
Etymology: L, pustula
a small circumscribed elevation of the skin containing fluid that is usually purulent. pustular, adj.
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Pustule

pustule

Dermatology A collection of pus, inflammatory debris and often dying/dead microorganisms. See Abscess, Malignant pustule, Spongiform pustule.

pus·tule

(pŭs'tyūl)
A small, circumscribed elevation of the skin, containing purulent material.
[L. pustula]

pustule

A small skin elevation or pimple containing PUS and often forming in a hair follicle. Many, but not all, are caused by skin infection. ACNE pustules are caused by the irritation of SEBUM within the skin.

pustule

a blister-like area on a plant structure from which a fungal fruiting body emerges.

Pustule

A small raised pimple or blister-like swelling of the skin that contains pus.
Mentioned in: Boils, Rosacea

pustule

small, circumscribed, elevated and inflamed skin lesion, with pus at its centre

pus·tule

(pŭs'tyūl)
A circumscribed, superficial elevation of the skin, up to 1 cm in diameter, containing purulent material.
[L. pustula]

pustule (pus´chūl),

n a vesicular lesion containing suppuration rather than clear fluid.

pustule

a small, elevated, circumscribed, pus-containing lesion of the skin or cornea; usually thin-walled and ruptures easily. Cutaneous pustules may be epidermal, intraepidermal or subepidermal. The corneal lesions may be superficial or subcorneal.
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Telangiectasia may be obscured by persistent redness, papules, or pustules.
Clinical pathologic findings were classified as follows: acute inflammation or painful lesion surrounded by erythema, edema, and tenderness; chronic inflammation, edema, tenderness, shining skin with or without desquamation, or deformation of digits; superinfection, presence of pustules, suppuration, or ulcers; and physical disability, difficulty in walking, or gripping (if lesions were located on the hands), based on patients' statements that pain restricted their movements.
Smallpox lesions tend to appear in regional clusters, and usually all of the lesions in a duster are in the same stage of progression as they go from papules to edematous papules, to vesicles, to pustules, and finally crust over.
The patient remains febrile throughout the evolution of the rash and customarily experiences considerable pain as the pustules grow and expand.
It affects primarily the face and is typically characterized by the appearance of inflammatory lesions (papules, pustules and nodules), erythema (skin redness) and telangiectasia (spider veins).
Similarly, another fungus causes rose rust, a disease in which powdery pustules of reddish-brown spores form on the underside of leaves.
Some physicians are practicing arm-to-arm transfer of vaccinia, with a few attempting immunization with inoculation of smallpox virus from pustules.
In desperation she went to her GP and a hospital with frightening symptoms including painful pustules which were also found on the body of her beloved nephew on Tuesday night.
Food and Drug Administration approval in December 2002 for the treatment of the papules and pustules of mild to moderate rosacea.
Possible emergency measures to stretch the vaccine supply, proposes a smallpox expert, include arm-to-arm vaccination as pustules form on the arms of vaccinated people; vaccinia could be grown in massive amounts in tissue culture; and 30 million doses of vaccine could be contracted from South Africa.
This leads to a thickening or inflammation of the lining of the follicle, resulting in less severe acne known as blackheads and whiteheads to inflammatory papules and pustules, or to the most severe acne known as nodules and cysts which can lead to scarring.
Yvonne Best, who is travelling back from holiday in Italy today, was desperately sick with headaches, vomiting and painful pustules.