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pustule

 [pus´tūl]
a small, elevated, circumscribed, pus-containing lesion of the skin.

pus·tule

(pŭs'tyūl),
A circumscribed, superficial elevation of the skin, up to 1 cm in diameter, containing purulent material.
[L. pustula]

pustule

(pŭs′cho͞ol, pŭs′tyo͞ol)
n.
1. A small inflamed elevation of the skin that is filled with pus; a pimple.
2. A small swelling similar to a blister or pimple.
3. Something likened to an inflamed, pus-filled lesion: "a cool glimpse of green between hot pustules of sooty sprawl" (Nicholas Proffitt).

pustule

Dermatology A collection of pus, inflammatory debris and often dying/dead microorganisms. See Abscess, Malignant pustule, Spongiform pustule.

pus·tule

(pŭs'tyūl)
A small, circumscribed elevation of the skin, containing purulent material.
[L. pustula]

pustule

A small skin elevation or pimple containing PUS and often forming in a hair follicle. Many, but not all, are caused by skin infection. ACNE pustules are caused by the irritation of SEBUM within the skin.

pustule

a blister-like area on a plant structure from which a fungal fruiting body emerges.

Pustule

A small raised pimple or blister-like swelling of the skin that contains pus.
Mentioned in: Boils, Rosacea

pus·tule

(pŭs'tyūl)
A circumscribed, superficial elevation of the skin, up to 1 cm in diameter, containing purulent material.
[L. pustula]
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The very high virus titers contained by pustules and scabs, as demonstrated in this case, increase the risk for human-to-human transmission and environmental spread.
It was also observed that the size of pustules were small in moderate resistant genotypes.
Main observation index and evaluation criteria: Rosacea was diagnosed by dermatologist according to the America rosacea classification standards, 1 which is a papulopustular rosacea type: persistent erythema, transient papules or pustules, and more inflammatory rosacea subtype (Fig.1).
From pustule size view point, line 1 produced the biggest pustules of 5.4 [cm.sup.2] for pathotype [166E14A.sup.+].
Plants receiving pustule type scores of 0 or 1 were considered to have a stem rust resistant reaction, and those with scores of 2, 3, or 4 were susceptible.
In this research lines were clustered by latent period infection type, pustule size, pustule density.
Physical examination revealed multiple perifollicular papules and pustules on the vertex of his scalp with interspersed patches of alopecia (FIGURE 1).
Gram stains of blood and pustule swabs showed large, pleomorphic, gram-negative bacilli with long filaments and irregular swellings.
Pus of intact pustule was collected for cytological examination, which showed degenerated and non-degenerated neutrophils, while culture and antibiotic sensitivity tests showed presence of Staphylococcusintermedius in the lesion with best sensitivity for amoxicillin clavullonic acid.
The patient stated that a small pustule developed on his left leg 3 months earlier, 1 week after he fished in a lake with standing water.
Cases of malignant pustule. Boston Med Surg J 1868;I (N.S.):19-21.
Superinfection of the lesions had led to pustule formation, suppuration, and ulceration.