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  1. Abscess (National Library of Medicine)  
    An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area ... parasites and swallowed objects can all lead to abscesses. Skin abscesses are easy to detect. They are ...
  2. An anorectal abscess is a collection of pus in the area of the anus and rectum. ... Common causes of anorectal abscess include: Blocked glands in the anal area Infection of an anal fissure Sexually transmitted infection (STD) Trauma Deep rectal abscesses ...
  3. A skin abscess is a buildup of pus in or on the skin. ... Skin abscesses are common and affect people of all ages. They occur when an infection causes pus to collect ...
  4. A tooth abscess is a buildup of infected material (pus) in the center of a tooth. It is an infection caused ... A tooth abscess may form if there is tooth decay . It may also occur when a tooth is broken, chipped, or ...
  5. Pyogenic liver abscess is a pus-filled pocket of fluid within the liver. Pyogenic means producing pus. ... There are many possible causes of liver abscesses, including: ... the blood Infection of the bile draining tubes Recent endoscopy ...
  6. A brain abscess is a collection of pus, immune cells, and other material in the brain, caused by a bacterial or ... Brain abscesses commonly occur when bacteria or fungi infect part of the brain. As a result, swelling and irritation ( ...
  7. Subareolar abscess is an abscess, or growth, on the areolar gland. The areolar gland is located in the breast under or below the areola (colored ...
  8. An abdominal abscess is a pocket of infected fluid and pus located inside the belly (abdominal cavity). This type of abscess can be located near or inside the liver, ...
  9. Peritonsillar abscess is a collection of infected material in the area around the tonsils. ... Peritonsillar abscess is a complication of tonsillitis . It is most often caused by a type of bacteria called group ...
  10. An epidural abscess is a collection of pus (infected material) and germs between the outer covering of the brain and spinal ... the bones of the skull or spine. The abscess causes swelling in the area.
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