Tinea can be complicated by kerion development, which presents as a painful boggy scalp mass with or without purulent drainage
. Kerions can have associated fever.
The nurse must recognize signs and symptoms of infection, the foremost complication of an appendectomy (e.g., abdominal pain, fever, unusual or purulent drainage
from the operative site) (James, 2017).
Approximately 2 weeks after stent removal, the patient noted purulent drainage
from the catheter drain and was readmitted.
Due to the presence of gaseous, purulent drainage
from the perianal abscess pouch and color change in the skin, the patient was referred to our clinic with the preponderance of "fournier gangrene".
A 21-year-old male presented to an emergency department (ED) with a two-day history of purulent drainage
from his umbilicus.
Expressed purulent drainage
was cultured, and his antibiotics were switched to vancomycin and meropenem.
When the patient presented to the urology clinic the following week, he was found to have worsening tenderness and induration of his penis with phimosis and purulent drainage
. An urgent computed tomography (CT) scan was performed showing subcutaneous emphysema involving the dorsal aspect of the penis concerning for a necrotizing soft tissue infection.
After the colostomy was completed, the left thigh and hip were incised revealing a significant amount of feculent and purulent drainage
. Necrotic, nonviable tissue was debrided down towards the knee, and the wound was left open and dressed.
Approximately 4-months postoperatively, the patient developed purulent drainage
from the medial incision (Fig.
Despite the above interventions, our patient continued to have purulent drainage
from the pericardiocentesis site and recurrent fevers.
Upon removal of the cast, there was granulation tissue noted at the pin sites but no erythema, purulent drainage
, or skin maceration.
After compensation for hydroelectrolytic imbalance, and general endotracheal anesthesia with nasal intubation, repeated incision of the neck with purulent drainage