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Vulvar Disease pp 225-226 | Cite as

Furunculosis

  • Amanda Selk
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Abstract

Furuncles are deep infections of the hair follicle. If multiple inflamed hair follicles coalesce with infected material draining into a single inflammatory mass, they are referred to as a carbuncle. Furuncles are red, painful nodules and usually occur in areas affected by sweat and friction. Treatment involves hygiene, warm compresses, and sometimes incision and drainage and/or antibiotics.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amanda Selk
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  1. 1.Women’s College Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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