Abscess

An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area of your body becomes infected, your body's immune system tries to fight the infection. White blood cells go to the infected area, collect within the damaged tissue, and cause inflammation. During this process, pus forms. Pus is a mixture of living and dead white blood cells, germs, and dead tissue.

Bacteria, viruses, parasites and swallowed objects can all lead to abscesses. Skin abscesses are easy to detect. They are red, raised and painful. Abscesses inside your body may not be obvious and can damage organs, including the brain, lungs and others. Treatments include drainage and antibiotics.

Different Conditions

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Related ICD 10 COde
ICD 10 Code J34.0

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Abscess of anal regions

This is other specified collection of pus (neutrophils) that has accumulated within a tissue because of an inflammatory process in response to either an infectious process (usually caused by bacteria or parasites) or other foreign materials of anal region.
Related ICD 10 COde
ICD 10 Code K61

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Related ICD 10 COde
ICD 10 Code O91.1

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Abscess of liver

A lesion of the liver, varying in size, resulting from hepatic amoebiasis. Usually manifested by fever, enlarged tender liver, right upper abdominal pain, and usually leukocytosis. The abscess may rupture into the peritoneum, pericardium, pleura, or lung.

Abbreviated Terms

  • amoebic hepatitis
  • Also Known As

  • Hepatic amoebiasis
  • amoebic liver infection
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code A06.4

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    Abscess of lung or mediastinum

    An abscess of the lung or pleura caused by Entamoeba histolytica; commonly secondary to an amoebic liver abscess that ruptures through the diaphragm into the lung, but may arise via the mesenteric blood vessels or lymphatics.

    Organ Affected

    Lung structure (body structure)|Entire lung (body structure)

    Causes

    Entamoeba histolytica

    Abbreviated Terms

  • Amoebic abscess of lung
  • Amoebic abscess of lung and liver
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code A06.5

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    Abscess of upper respiratory tract

    Peritonsillar abscess is defined with abscess formation between the tonsillar capsule and the tonsillar constrictor muscles. Peritonsillar abscess mostly comes from peritonsillitis. Fever rise, pharyngeal pain and swallowing pain are the main symptoms, but, it also causes a muffled voice. Uvula is deviated to the unaffected side and swelling and redness around the affected tonsil is remarkable. Bacterial examination from the peritonsillar pus often reveal streptococcus group A beta-hemolytic as the aerobic bacteria and the detection rate of anaerobic bacteria also amounted to more than half. The treatment consists of antimicrobial therapy and incision and drainage of the abscess. The symptoms improve with above treatment in the most cases, while in some cases the abscess proceeds to a deadly deep neck infection and mediastinal abscess. If there are systemic complications such as diabetes mellitus, special attention is required.

    Signs And Symptoms

  • Abscess (morphologic abnormality)
  • Abscess (disorder)
  • Organ Affected

    peritonsillar space

    Abbreviated Terms

  • Abscess of tonsil
  • Peritonsillar cellulitis
  • acute peritonsillitis
  • intratonsillar abscess
  • peritonsillitis
  • tonsil abscess
  • tonsillar abscess
  • tonsillopharyngeal abscess
  • cellulitis of tonsil
  • Also Known As

  • Quinsy
  • angina tonsillaris
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code J36

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    Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code G06.2

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    Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code G06.1

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    Also Known As

  • Mycobacterial spinal cord abscess
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code G06

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    Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code G06.1

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    Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code G06

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    Also Known As

  • Dental abscess with sinus
  • Dentoalveolar abscess with sinus
  • Dental sinus
  • periapical abscess fistula
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code K04.6

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    Deep bacterial folliculitis or pyogenic abscess of the skin

    The presence of multiple furuncles, this condition is associated with disorders such as malnutrition and diabetes mellitus. Treatment-resistant furunculosis may be associated with Panton-Valentine leucocidin-producing Staphylococcus aureus.

    Where It Occurs

    Skin System (Integumentary System)
    Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code L02

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    Digestive system abscess NOS

    A condition of the rectum, caused by an infection with a bacterial, viral, or fungal source. This condition is characterized by a focal accumulation of purulent material in the rectal area.

    Signs And Symptoms

  • Abscess (morphologic abnormality)
  • Abscess (disorder)
  • Organ Affected

    Rectum structure (body structure)|Entire rectum (body structure)

    Abbreviated Terms

  • pararectal abscess
  • perirectal cellulitis
  • rectal cellulitis
  • rectum cellulitis
  • Also Known As

  • rectal boil
  • rectum abscess
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code K61.1

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    Diseases of Bartholin gland

    A condition of the Bartholin gland, caused by an infection with a bacterial, viral, or fungal source. This condition is characterized by focal accumulation of purulent material in the Bartholin gland, located on either side of the vaginal opening. This condition may present with swelling on either side of the vagina, pain on sexual intercourse, or fever. Confirmation is by gynecological examination.

    Signs And Symptoms

  • Abscess (morphologic abnormality)
  • Abscess (disorder)
  • Organ Affected

    Bartholin's gland structure (body structure)

    Also Known As

  • vulvovaginal gland abscess
  • Bartholin abscess
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code N75.1

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    Diseases of salivary glands

    This is a collection of pus (neutrophils) that has accumulated within the salivary gland because of an inflammatory process in response to either an infectious process (usually caused by bacteria or parasites) or other foreign materials.

    Additional Information

    Salivary gland infections are viral or bacterial infections of the saliva-producing glands.

    Signs And Symptoms

  • Abscess (morphologic abnormality)
  • Abscess (disorder)
  • Organ Affected

    Salivary gland structure (body structure)|Entire salivary gland (body structure)

    Abbreviated Terms

  • abscess of parotid gland
  • abscess of sublingual gland
  • abscess of submandibular gland
  • parotid abscess
  • salivary glandular abscess
  • abscess of parotid duct
  • parotid gland abscess
  • Also Known As

  • salivary gland abscess
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code K11.3

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    Signs And Symptoms

  • Abscess (morphologic abnormality)
  • Abscess (disorder)
  • Abbreviated Terms

  • suppuration of thymus
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code E32.1

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    Extraintestinal infections due to Entamoeba

    Amoebic abscesses resulting from hematogenous spread have occasionally been described in the brain Cerebral amebiasis has an abrupt onset and rapid progression to death in 12-72 hours. The patient presents with altered consciousness and focal neurologic signs. CT scanning reveals irregular lesions without a surrounding capsule or enhancement. A tissue biopsy sample reveals the trophozoites.

    Organ Affected

    Entire brain (body structure)|Brain structure (body structure)

    Causes

    Entamoeba histolytica

    Abbreviated Terms

  • Amoebic abscess of brain
  • Amoebic abscess of brain and liver
  • Amoebic abscess of brain, liver and lung
  • Also Known As

  • amoebic abscess of brain
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code A06.6

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    Furunculosis

    A localized infection of a hair follicle by Staphylococcus aureus. It manifests as a painful swollen purulent mass centred on a hair follicle.

    Where It Occurs

    Skin System (Integumentary System)

    Also Known As

  • Boil
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code L02

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    Infection of spleen

    This is a collection of pus (neutrophils) that has accumulated within a tissue because of an inflammatory process in response to either an infectious process (usually caused by bacteria or parasites) or other foreign materials (e.g., splinters, bullet wounds, or injecting needles), in the spleen.

    Signs And Symptoms

  • Abscess (morphologic abnormality)
  • Abscess (disorder)
  • Organ Affected

    Splenic structure (body structure)|Entire spleen (body structure)

    Also Known As

  • splenic abscess
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code D73.3

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    Abbreviated Terms

  • mastitis with purulent abscess associated with childbirth
  • puerperal breast abscess
  • puerperal mammary abscess
  • puerperal purulent mastitis
  • puerperal subareolar abscess
  • purulent mastitis associated with childbirth
  • gestational or puerperal mammary abscess
  • gestational or puerperal purulent mastitis
  • gestational or puerperal subareolar abscess
  • antepartum abscess of breast
  • gestational abscess of breast
  • purulent puerperal mammitis
  • purulent puerperal mastitis
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code O91.1

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    Infections of lips or oral mucosa

    Infection of the soft tissues of the mouth resulting in cellulitis and/or abscess formation.

    Signs And Symptoms

  • Abscess (morphologic abnormality)
  • Abscess (disorder)
  • Inflammation (qualifier value)
  • Inflammation (morphologic abnormality)
  • Organ Affected

    Entire mouth region (body structure)|Entire oral cavity (body structure)|Mouth region structure (body structure)

    Abbreviated Terms

  • abscess of oral soft tissue
  • abscess of palate
  • buccal cavity abscess
  • cellulitis of floor of mouth
  • mouth abscess
  • sublingual abscess
  • submandibular space abscess
  • uvulitis
  • suppurative stomatitis
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code K12.2

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    Infections of the anal region

    A condition of the anal and rectal region, caused by an infection with a bacterial, viral, or fungal source. This condition is characterized by a focal accumulation of purulent material in the anal or rectal region.

    Signs And Symptoms

  • Abscess (morphologic abnormality)
  • Abscess (disorder)
  • Organ Affected

    Rectum structure (body structure)|Entire rectum (body structure)|Anal structure (body structure)|Entire anus (body structure)

    Abbreviated Terms

  • abscess of anal and rectal regions with or without fistula
  • cellulitis of anal and rectal regions with or without fistula
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code K61

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    Infectious abscess of the central nervous system

    A condition of the cranial cavity, caused by an infection with a bacterial, viral, or fungal source. This condition is characterised by a focal accumulation of purulent material within the cranial cavity. This condition may present with fever, headache, and focal neurological deficits.

    Additional Information

    A focal suppurative infection within the cranial cavity, including the epidural and subdural spaces, or in the brain, brainstem or cerebellum. The abscess is typically surrounded by a vascularised capsule. Cerebritis describes a nonencapsulated brain abscess. The infective agent may be bacterial, fungal, or parasitic. The signs and symptoms are variable but typically present as an expanding mass lesion, over a variable period of time, with headache, fever, and a focal neurologic deficit. Seizures may occur. Diagnosis is made by neuroimaging. Microbiologic diagnosis is made by gram stain and culture of abscess material.

    Abbreviated Terms

  • cerebral abscess
  • cerebral embolic abscess
  • cerebral pyogenic abscess
  • cystic brain abscess
  • epidural brain abscess
  • extradural brain abscess
  • intracranial suppuration
  • intracranial vein sinus abscess
  • septic brain infection
  • ventricular empyema
  • Also Known As

  • abscess of brain
  • brain empyema
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code G06

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    Infectious disorders of the external ear

    A fluctuant collection of purulent exudate and necrotic tissue located in the external auditory canal or in the soft tissues of the pinna, most commonly due to Staphylococcus aureus.

    Signs And Symptoms

  • Abscess (morphologic abnormality)
  • Abscess (disorder)
  • Organ Affected

    Entire external ear (body structure)|External ear structure (body structure)

    Abbreviated Terms

  • Abscess of pinna
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code H60.0

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    Infectious granulomas of the central nervous system

    A condition of the cranial cavity, caused by an infection with a bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic source. This condition is characterized by an organized collection of macrophages within the cranial cavity. This condition may present with neurological deficits.
    Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code G06

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    Inflammatory and other diseases of prostate

    A condition caused by infection with the gram-negative bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Staphylococcus, or Escherichia coli, or the gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus or Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This condition is characterized by a focal accumulation of purulent material and neutrophils within or on the prostatic tissue, dysuria, fever, and suprapubic pain. Confirmation is by a transrectal ultrasound to identify size and location of abscess, and a urine sample to identify leukocytes.

    Signs And Symptoms

  • Abscess (morphologic abnormality)
  • Abscess (disorder)
  • Organ Affected

    Prostatic structure (body structure)|Entire prostate (body structure)

    Abbreviated Terms

  • periprostatic abscess
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code N41.2

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    Intracranial abscess

    A focal suppurative infection in the midbrain, pons, or medulla, typically surrounded by a vascularised capsule. Cerebritis describes a nonencapsulated brain abscess. The infective agent may be bacterial, fungal, or parasitic. The signs and symptoms are variable but typically present as an expanding mass lesion, over a variable period of time, with headache, fever, and a focal neurologic deficit. Seizures may occur. Diagnosis is made by neuroimaging. Microbiologic diagnosis is made by gram stain and culture of abscess material.
    Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code G06

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    Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code G06

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    Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code G06.2

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    Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code G06.1

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    Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code G06

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    Signs And Symptoms

  • Abscess (morphologic abnormality)
  • Abscess (disorder)
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code J85

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    Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code G06.2

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    Signs And Symptoms

  • Abscess (morphologic abnormality)
  • Abscess (disorder)
  • Abbreviated Terms

  • alveolar abscess
  • alveolus abscess
  • apical abscess
  • apical tooth abscess
  • dental infection
  • infected tooth socket
  • infection of tooth
  • suppurative apical periodontitis
  • apex abscess
  • infection of alveolus
  • infection of tooth socket
  • abscess of tooth
  • dental abscess NOS
  • dentoalveolar abscess NOS
  • periapical abscess NOS
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code K04.7

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    Periodontal disease

    This is an acute disease affecting the tooth-supporting structures, i.e. gingiva, alveolar bone and periodontal membrane.

    Additional Information

    This condition is rapid-onset inflammation of periodontium. In some cases, the periodontal abcess arise as exacerbation of s preexisting pocket.The condition is cause by subgingival plaque.

    Signs And Symptoms

  • Inflammation (qualifier value)
  • Inflammation (morphologic abnormality)
  • Organ Affected

    periodontium

    Abbreviated Terms

  • Acute pericoronitis
  • periodontal infection
  • peridental infection
  • Also Known As

  • acute pericementitis
  • aggressive and acute periodontitis
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code K05.2

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    Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code J36

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    Phaeohyphomycosis

    Phaeohyphomycosis consists of a heterogeneous group of fungal infections caused by more than 80 genera and species. Subcutaneous infection usually follows traumatic implantation of a fungus by a wooden splinter that the fungus inhabits as a saprophyte. The growth of the fungus forms verrucous plaques or a painless subcutaneous abscess. Subcutaneous infection is usually caused by Exophiala and Phialophora species.

    Where It Occurs

    Skin System (Integumentary System)

    Organ Affected

    Subcutaneous tissue structure (body structure)

    Causes

    Genus Fonsecaea (organism)|Cladophialophora (organism)|Phialophora verrucosa (organism)

    Abbreviated Terms

  • Subcutaneous phaeomycotic abscess
  • Subcutaneous phaeomycotic cyst
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code B43.2

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    Pyothorax

    The existence of a fistula is suspected when chest radiographs show pleural air-fluid levels and a patient produces more sputum than anticipated when the production of sputum is position dependent. Adequate pleural drainage is particularly crucial in a pyothorax.

    Signs And Symptoms

  • Fistula (disorder)
  • Fistula (morphologic abnormality)
  • Pus (morphologic abnormality)
  • Pus (substance)
  • Organ Affected

    Thoracic structure (body structure)|Entire thorax (body structure)|Pleural membrane structure (body structure)|Entire pleura (body structure)

    Abbreviated Terms

  • abdominothoracic fistula
  • bronchial fistula
  • broncho-oesophageal fistula
  • bronchoesophageal fistula
  • bronchus fistula
  • chest fistula
  • chest wall fistula
  • hepatopleural fistula
  • hepatopulmonary fistula
  • lung fistula
  • mediastinal fistula
  • mediastinobronchial fistula
  • mediastinocutaneous fistula
  • mediastinum fistula
  • pulmonary fistula
  • thoracic fistula
  • tracheoesophageal fistula
  • pulmonoperitoneal fistula
  • thoracoabdominal fistula
  • thoracogastric fitula
  • thoracointestinal fitula
  • chest abscess with fistula
  • oesophagobronchial fistula
  • oesophagopleural-cutaneous fistula
  • oesophagotracheal fistula
  • bronchovisceral fistula
  • fistula of costal region
  • pleural abscess with fistula
  • pyopneumothorax fistula
  • thoracic abscess with fistula
  • bronchopleural fistula
  • Also Known As

  • empyema with fistula
  • empyema with thoracic fistula
  • pleural empyema with fistula
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code J86.0

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    Rectal abscess

    A condition of the perirectal region, caused by an infection with a bacterial, viral, or fungal source. This condition is characterized by focal accumulation of purulent material within the perirectal region. This condition may present with perirectal pain and swelling, fever, chills, or constipation. Confirmation is commonly by advanced imaging.
    Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code K61.1

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    Renal tubulo-interstitial diseases

    A collection of purulent material in the kidney substance and/or around the kidneys. Usually due to bacterial infection. Minor: Origin Can be haematogenous or ascending infection

    Organ Affected

    Perinephric (qualifier value)|Kidney structure (body structure)|Entire kidney (body structure)

    Abbreviated Terms

  • carbuncle of kidney
  • kidney abscess
  • nephritic abscess
  • nephropyosis
  • perinephric abscess
  • perirenal abscess
  • purulent perinephritis
  • renal abscess
  • renal carbuncle
  • renal cortical abscess
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code N15.1

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    Retropharyngeal or parapharyngeal abscess

    This is a collection of pus (neutrophils) that has accumulated within a tissue because of an inflammatory process in response to either an infectious process (usually caused by bacteria or parasites) or other foreign materials (e.g., splinters, bullet wounds, or injecting needles), in a part of the digestive system and also the respiratory system.

    Signs And Symptoms

  • Abscess (morphologic abnormality)
  • Abscess (disorder)
  • Organ Affected

    Pharyngeal structure (body structure)|Entire pharynx (body structure)

    Abbreviated Terms

  • Cellulitis of pharynx
  • Nasopharyngeal abscess
  • abscess of nasopharynx
  • abscess of pharynx
  • cellulitis of nasopharynx
  • fauces abscess
  • pharyngeal abscess
  • pharyngeal bursa abscess
  • pharyngeal bursitis
  • pharyngeal cellulitis
  • throat abscess
  • lateral pharyngeal abscess
  • Thornwaldt abscess
  • Tornwaldt bursitis
  • Tornwaldt disease
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code J39.1

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    Spinal cord abscess

    A condition of the spinal cord, caused by an infection with a bacterial source. This condition is characterized by a focal accumulation of purulent material within the spinal cord. This condition may present with fever, back pain, and neurological deficits. Transmission is through haematogenous spread of bacteria.
    Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code G06

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    Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code G06.1

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    Systemic or invasive phaeohyphomycosis

    This is a heterogeneous group of mycotic infections caused by dematiaceous fungi whose morphologic characteristics in tissue include hyphae, yeast-like cells, or a combination of these. This diagnosis is ceberal.

    Organ Affected

    Entire brain (body structure)|Brain structure (body structure)

    Causes

    Genus Fonsecaea (organism)|Cladophialophora (organism)|Phialophora verrucosa (organism)

    Abbreviated Terms

  • Pheohyphomycotic brain abscess
  • Phaeomycotic brain abscess
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code B43.1

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    Urethritis and urethral syndrome

    A condition of the urethra, caused by an obstruction to the periurethral glands that is commonly the result of frequent infection. This condition is characterized by a focal accumulation of purulent material within or on the urethral tissue.

    Abbreviated Terms

  • abscess of bulbourethral gland
  • periurethral abscess
  • periurethral cellulitis
  • urethral carbuncle
  • Abscess of Cowper gland
  • Abscess of Littr?รข?? gland
  • suburethral abscess
  • perineum urethral abscess
  • urethral pyocele
  • Also Known As

  • urethral gland abscess
  • abscess of urethra
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code N34.0

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    Vulvitis

    A condition of the vulva, caused by an infection with a bacterial, viral, or fungal source. This condition is characterized by a focal accumulation of purulent material in the vulva. This condition may present with pain and swelling of the vulva, pain on sexual intercourse, or fever. Confirmation is by gynecological examination.

    Abbreviated Terms

  • Furuncle of vulva
  • abscess of labia
  • boil of vulva
  • carbuncle of labium
  • carbuncle of vulva
  • labial abscess
  • vulval boil
  • cellulitis of labium
  • labial furuncle
  • Also Known As

  • vulval abscess
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code N76.4

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