acute abscess


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a·cute ab·scess

a recently formed abscess with little or no fibrosis in the wall of the cavity.
Synonym(s): hot abscess

a·cute ab·scess

(ă-kyūt abses)
A recently formed abscess with little or no fibrosis in the wall of the cavity.
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ACUTE ABSCESS

acute abscess

An abscess associated with significant inflammation, producing intense heat, redness, swelling, and throbbing pain. The tissue over the abscess becomes elevated, soft, and eventually unstable (fluctuant) and discolored as the abscess comes to a head (points). An abscess can rupture spontaneously or be drained via an incision. If it is left untreated, the pathogens may spread to adjacent tissues or to other parts of the body via the bloodstream. Appearance of or increase in fever may indicate sepsis.
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See also: abscess

a·cute ab·scess

(ă-kyūt abses)
Newly formed abscess with little or no fibrosis in the wall of the cavity.
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Some PS manifestations bypass the acute abscess stage and instead move directly from the lighter form to the chronic phase of the disease.
Acute abscess has to be evacuated and wound should heal by secondary intention.
An acute abscess is the presenting feature in approximately 50% of patients with pilonidal disease [4, 5].