furunculosis


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furunculosis

 [fu-rung″ku-lo´sis]
1. the persistent sequential occurrence of furuncles (boils) over a period of weeks or months.
2. the simultaneous occurrence of a number of furuncles.

fu·run·cu·lo·sis

(fū-rŭng'kyū-lō'sis),
A condition marked by the presence of furuncles, often chronic and recurrent.

furunculosis

/fu·run·cu·lo·sis/ (fu-rung″ku-lo´sis)
1. the persistent sequential occurrence of furuncles over a period of weeks or months.
2. the simultaneous occurrence of a number of furuncles.

furunculosis

(fyo͝o-rŭng′kyə-lō′sĭs)
n.
A skin condition characterized by the development of recurring boils.

furunculosis

[fyoo͡rung′kyoo͡lō′sis]
an acute skin disease characterized by boils or successive crops of boils that are caused by staphylococci or streptococci.
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Furunculosis

fu·run·cu·lo·sis

(fŭr-ŭng'kyū-lō'sis)
A condition marked by the presence of furuncles, often chronic and recurrent.

furunculosis

Widespread or repeated boils.

Furunculosis

A condition in which the patient suffers from recurrent episodes of boils.
Mentioned in: Boils

furunculosis

1. the persistent sequential occurrence of furuncles over a period of weeks or months.
2. the simultaneous occurrence of a number of furuncles.

anal furunculosis
see perianal fistula.
muzzle furunculosis
see nasal pyoderma.
salmonid furunculosis
caused by Aeromonas salmonicida; characterized by bacteremia, septicemia and sometimes accompanied by deep necrotic lesions on the sides and backs of fish.

Patient discussion about furunculosis

Q. how do i get rid of boils I have been plagued by boils for about 3 to 4 years now, i get a boil, go to the doctor, get antibiotics, take them for 10 days, and about a week later the boils are back. I came accoss this site a week ago and learned about (turmeric) i purchased some, i've been taking it and i still manage to get more boils, i have one existing boil right now and a new one is forming please help because i don't have health insurance and it cost to much to keep going to the doctor and getting medicine for boils only to have the boils occur back in a weeks time please help, demario y

A. Have you ever consulted a dermatologist (a doctor that specialize in skin problems)? He or she may diagnose the problem more accurately and address it better. What you describe may be acne or other disease that are treated by such doctors.

Anyway, you can find several suggestions about preventing boils here (http://www.medicinenet.com/boils/article.htm) and here (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001474.htm)

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This practical program is complemented by a group conducting research into fish disease such as furunculosis and BKD.
A prospective, multicentre observational study was conducted on furunculosis with nine predefined trial medicines to arrive at a group of useful homeopathic medicines for the treatment of furunculosis.
salmonicida, the causative agent for furunculosis, and thus would serve as the source of the pathogen to mussels and as an excellent bioindicator to evaluate F.
The exceptions are MRSA furunculosis accompanied by fever, expanding cellulitis, other complications, or an immunocompromised host.
Furunculosis due to Mycobacterium mageritense associated with footbaths at a nail salon.
The following local adverse reactions have been reported in connection with the use of Centany(R): application site reactions and pruritus, each in 1% of patients; contact dermatitis and furunculosis, each in 0.
Characteristically, most CA-MRSA strains contain Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) genes, a bicomponent pore-forming toxin with the ability to lyse leukocytes (6), primarily associated with skin infections such as furunculosis and skin abscesses (7).
fortuitum was described as an opportunistic Mycobacterium associated with disseminated infections in a leukemia patient or in furunculosis after footbath in nail salons.
Community-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus associated with antibiotic use and cytotoxin Panton-Valentin leukocidin during a furunculosis outbreak in rural Alaska.
aureus can cause skin lesions such as boils and furunculosis and more serious infections such as pneumonia and meningitis.
0001 Impetigo 29 2 27 Foliculitis/pustule 3 0 3 Abscess 65 3 62 Furunculosis 9 0 9 Hidradenitis 1 0 1 Cellulitis 49 2 47 Abrasion 4 0 4 Pressure wound 4 0 4 Trauma wound 3 3 0 Burn/necrotic lesion 2 0 2 Respiratory 36 (13) 17 (38) 19 (9) <0.
Furunculosis has caused epidemics among high school, college and even professional teams.