sterile abscess


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ster·ile ab·scess

1. an abscess with contents that are not caused by pyogenic bacteria.
2. an abscess that when aspirated or cultured does not grow bacteria.
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sterile abscess

An abscess from which microorganisms cannot be cultivated, an occasional complication of intramuscular injection.
See also: abscess
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Oil based FMD virus vaccine when injected to buffalo or cattle subcutaneously induced severe granuloma or sterile abscess formation that disappeared automatically over period of less than 2 months where as deep intra-muscular injection of the vaccine induced un-noticeable granuloma.
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To date, the FDA's adverse-event reporting program has received reports of 196 injection-site reactions, including cellulitis, induration, hematoma, abscess, sterile abscess, and necrosis.