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Glossary for Pustules

Medical terms related to Pustules or mentioned in this section include:

  • Acne: Pimples and blackheads on the skin
  • Acne Vulgaris: Another term for the common skin disorder called acne. Acne may occur just about anywhere on the body but is most common on the face, neck and back. The condition may be mild with just a few small spots or severe where large painful cysts develop. Acne generally results from dead skin blocking skin pores which results in infection.
  • Acrodermatitis Enteropathica: A rare, chronic condition that occurs in infants and involves autosomal zinc malabsorption. Signs include blisters on the skin and mucous membranes, alopecia, diarrhea and failure to thrive. The condition may be fatal if untreated.
  • Alibert disease 3: An inflammatory skin disorder which involves the hair follicles in the beard area. Infection can be spread through contaminated brushes, combs and shaving tools.
  • Anthrax: A serious infectious bacterial disease that can be fatal.
  • Behcet's Disease: Recurring inflammation of small blood vessels affecting various areas.
  • Blisters: Blistering of the skin.
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Boil: Infected puseous hair follicle on the skin
  • Candidiasis: Fungal infection of moist areas such as mouth or vagina
  • Carbuncle: Group of multiple boils
  • Cercarial dermatitis: A short-lived rash that occurs as an allergic reaction to larval (cercariae) infection of the skin. These particular parasites use birds and animals as their first hosts. Larval eggs are excreted in the faeces and when they land in water, they hatch into larvae which then infect certain aquatic snails. The infected snails release another form of the larvae called cercariae which then search for a bird, mammal host. When they enter the skin of a human they die as humans are unsuitable hosts but the skin can produce an allergic reaction.
  • Chickenpox: Common viral infection.
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis: A condition which is characterized by a chronic pruritic dermatitis
  • Eczema: Skin rash usually from allergic causes.
  • Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis: A rare skin disorder characterized by the recurring development of characteristic skin papules and pustules.
  • Folliculitis: An inflammatory reaction which occurs in the follicles
  • Fungal symptoms: Symptoms from various fungal infections
  • Glanders: An infectious disease caused by a bacterium (Burkholderia mallei). It is usually a disease that affects horses and mules but can also infect other animals and humans. Human infection usually occurs in laboratory settings or in those with prolonged contact with infected animals. Symptoms are determined by whether infection occurs through the skin or via the lungs or blood stream. Bloodstream infections are the most severe and usually result in death within weeks.
  • Gram negative folliculitis:
  • Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: Common contagious viral infant or child condition
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa: A bacterial skin infection that occurs when sweat glands become blocked. Inflamed, pus producing nodules develop and eventually cause scarring. Mainly affects sweat glands in the armpits, groin, breasts and anal areas.
  • Impetigo: Contagious skin rash from bacteria
  • Infection: Infections as a symptom.
  • Keratosis pilaris: A condition characterized by hyperkeratosis which is limited to the hair follicles
  • Lump: Any type of lump on the skin or body areas
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Pemphigus and fogo selvagem: An autoimmune skin disease characterized by skin blisters and a burning sensation. It is endemic particularly in Brazil but may also occur in other countries.
  • Perioral dermatitis: A rash consisting of itchy red bumps that occur around the mouth area. The cheeks and even eye area may eventually become involved. The cause of the condition is not well understood but topical glucocorticoids can dramatically worsen the condition or even cause the condition.
  • Pimples: Pimples or pustules on the skin.
  • Psoriasis: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition where the defective immune system causes skin cells to grow rapidly. It affects a significant number of people. Arthritis, which can be severe, is associated with the psoriasis in up to a third of cases. Not all patients who are susceptible to the condition will develop it - roughly 10% of those susceptible will actually develop the condition. There are various environmental factors which can trigger the onset of the disease e.g. strep throat (common trigger), some medication, stress and cold weather. Once the disease develops, it may resolve on its own or with treatment or may become a persistent chronic condition. The severity and duration of symptoms is variable.
  • Pus: White or yellow oozing fluid
  • Pustular rash: The occurrence of a rash which is composed of pustular lesions
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum: A rare inflammatory skin disorder characterized by small red bumps or blisters which eventually become ulcerated.
  • Rosacea: Inflammatory rash affecting cheeks, nose, forehead, chin
  • SAPHO syndrome: A rare disorder involving skin (acne, pustulosis), bone (hyperostosis, osteitis) and joint problems.
  • Scabies: Mite infection of the skin common in institutions.
  • Skin bumps: Bumps or lumps on the skin.
  • Skin lesion: Lesions appearing on the skin.
  • Skin problems: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin rash: Change in the skin which affects the color, appearance or texture.
  • Skin spots: The occurrence of spots that are located on the skin
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Smallpox: Dangerous virus now almost eliminated worldwide by vaccination.
  • Sneddon-Wilkinson disease: A rare chronic condition involving the development of blisters and pustules, usually on the trunk, armpits and flexural areas. It is often associated with conditions such as thyroid problems, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The condition tends to flare up for a few weeks and the clear up for months or years before recurring.
  • Sores: Sores affecting the skin.
  • Staphylococcal infection: Any infection caused by the bacteria staphylococcal
  • Stye: inflammation of the glands in the eyelids
  • Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
  • Tinea: A condition which is characterized by an infection caused by a fungus

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