carbunculosis


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carbunculosis

 [kahr-bung″ku-lo´sis]
a condition marked by the formation of numerous carbuncles.

carbuncle

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.

Management
Hot compresses, drainage, antibiotics.

car·bun·cu·lo·sis

(kahr-bŭng'kyū-lō'sis)
A condition marked by the occurrence of several carbuncles simultaneously or within a short period of time.