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Absceso de la piel - Overview

Nombres alternativos

Absceso de piel; Absceso cutáneo; Absceso subcutáneo

Definición:

Es una acumulación de pus y de material infectado dentro o sobre la piel.

Causas, incidencia y factores de riesgo:

Los abscesos cutáneos son bastante comunes. Se presentan cuando una infección provoca la acumulación de pus y de material infectado en la piel.

Los abscesos cutáneos se pueden presentar después de:

Los abscesos cutáneos pueden aparecer en cualquier lugar del cuerpo y afectan a personas de todas las edades.

  • Reviewed last on: 10/10/2010
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

Referencias

Pasternack MS, Swartz MN. Cellulitis, necrotizing fasciitis, and subcutaneous tissue infections. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2009:chap 90.

Lowell GS, Daum RS. Staphylococcus aureus. In: Long SS, ed. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 115.

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