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con·flu·ent

(kon-flū'ent),
1. Joining; running together; denoting certain skin lesions that become merged, forming a patch; denoting a disease characterized by lesions that are not discrete, or distinct one from the other.
2. Denoting a bone formed by the blending together of two originally distinct bones.
[L. con-fluo, to flow together]

confluent

(kŏn′flo͞o-ənt)
adj.
1. Flowing together; blended into one.
2. Merging or running together so as to form a mass, as sores in a rash.

confluent

[kon′flo̅o̅·ənt]
Etymology: L, confluere, to flow together
running together, such as the sinuses of the dura mater, or some skin eruptions.

confluent

adjective Without visible disruption; merged; contiguous.

con·flu·ent

(kon'flū-ĕnt)
1. Joining; running together; denoting certain skin lesions which become merged, forming a patch; denoting a disease characterized by lesions which are not discrete, or distinct one from the other.
2. Denoting a bone formed by the blending together of two originally distinct bones.
[L. con-fluo, to flow together]

Patient discussion about confluent

Q. I have confluent and reticulated papillomatosis of gourgerot and carteaud.Any treatments? I am currently using antibiotics - tetrasil and have tried anti fungal creams but has still not gone.

A. you have to be patient. anti fungal treatment takes between 2 to 6 weeks. and you have to use the cream as instructed, and the amount it was instructed. if after 4 weeks you don't see even the slightest change- then go back to the Dr. if they said fungal- they might tested it and it came up positive to fungus, but it can also be a false positive.

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sup][12],[13] Lymphoma can migrate to the lymph nodes, causing lymph node enlargement, and lesions may become confluent as the disease progresses.
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Acanthosis nigricans (AN) shares similar "dirty" brown, confluent textural plaques, as well as nonspecific acanthosis and papillomatosis on histopathologic examination.
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Based on the beta function, the Gauss hypergeometric function, denoted by F(a, b; c; z), and the confluent hypergeometric function, denoted by [PHI](b; c; z), for Re(c) > Re(b) > 0, are defined as (see Luke [1]),
Some of these nodules coalesced, forming a confluent lesion, and some were arranged around regions of linear or slit-like enhancement, creating an arborising appearance.