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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The PVL gene was found in 100% of cases with pneumonia, 80% of cutaneous abscesses, 100% of cases with furunculosis and 33.
In vitro antagonism of the probiotic Pseudomonas fluorescens strain AH2 against Aeromonas salmonicida does not confer protection of salmon against furunculosis.
Significant problems were also pyodermas, such as furunculosis or ecthyma.
v) Root--Palikur Amerindians prepare a decoction of the roots of Astrocaryum vulgare, which is said to have an effect against furunculosis (Grenand et al.
Humoral Antibody-Response of Brown Trout Salmo-Trutta Vaccinated Against Furunculosis.
Bahrain M, Vasiliades M, Wolff M, Younus E Five cases of bacterial endocarditis after furunculosis and the ongoing saga of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.
The disease was defined in 1910 in an infant who had recurrent fever, furunculosis, and severe neutropenia [6].
Prior antibiotic use and common water sources were found in an outbreak of CA-MRSA furunculosis in rural Alaska, resulting in multiple soft tissue infections (Baggett et al.
A significant relationship was found between folliculitis and furunculosis with the underlying disorder (P=0.
The seventh, BCR-725, is specific for testing salmon tissue for flumequine and oxolinic acid, two quinolones frequently used in aquaculture against furunculosis, enteric redmouth disease, pseudotuberculosis and vibrosis.
Still, one must try something because repeated episodes of furunculosis are so common in children.