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Related to carbunculosis: carbuncle, boils


a condition marked by the formation of numerous carbuncles.
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A focal folliculitis, which is most common in the neck and back and often caused by infection of Staphylococcus aureus, which spreads by direct contact.

Hot compresses, drainage, antibiotics.
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A condition marked by the occurrence of several carbuncles simultaneously or within a short period of time.
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