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Abscess (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

abscess, abscesses, cutaneous abscess, subcutaneous abscess, boils, carbuncles, furuncles, hidradenitis suppurativa, pilonidal abscess, Bartholin's abscess, peritonsillar abscess, dental abscess, perirectal abscess, pustules, whiteheads, pus, MRSA, Staphylococcus aureus

Authors and Editors

Author: Steven Doerr, MD

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD


Stöppler, Melissa C. "Boils (Skin Abscess)." Mar. 24, 2010. <>.

Last Editorial Review: 11/9/2010

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