THE MERCK MANUAL: The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapymultimedia

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  • Furuncles and Carbuncles
  • Furuncle

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    Furuncle

    Furuncles (boils) are tender nodules or pustules that involve a hair follicle and are caused by staphylococcal infection. Carbuncles are clusters of furuncles that are subcutaneously connected.

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