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What is the definition of Pustules?

Pustules are small, inflamed, pus-filled, blister-like sores (lesions) on the skin surface.

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What is some background information about Pustules?

Pustules are common in acne and folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicle). They may occur anywhere on the body, but are most commonly seen in these areas:

  • Back
  • Face
  • Over the breastbone
  • Shoulders
  • Sweaty areas, such as the groin or armpit

Pustules may be a sign of an infection. In some cases, they are non-infectious and associated with inflammation in the skin or medicines. They should be checked by a health care provider and may need to be tested (cultured) for bacteria or fungus.

Pustules - superficial on the arm
Acne - close-up of pustular lesions
Acne - cystic on the face
Dermatitis - pustular contact
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Fukushima Medical University

Fukushima, JP 

Toshiyuki Yamamoto is in Fukushima, Japan. Yamamoto is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Pustules. He is also highly rated in 124 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Pustules, 1p36 Deletion Syndrome, Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease, and Pyoderma Gangrenosum.

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Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico

Milan, IT 

Angelo Marzano is in Milan, Italy. Marzano is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Pustules. He is also highly rated in 58 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Acute Febrile Neutrophilic Dermatosis, Pyoderma Gangrenosum, Pustules, and Steatocystoma Multiplex.

 
 
 
 
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Hôpitaux Universitaires De Strasbourg

Dermatology And Dermatopathology, Faculty Of Medicine 
Strasbourg, FR 67000

Bernard Cribier is in Strasbourg, France. Cribier is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Pustules. He is also highly rated in 36 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Rhinophyma, Pustules, Rosacea, and Acrospiroma.

What are the latest Pustules Clinical Trials?
To Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Different Intense Pulsed Light Filters Combined With Oral Medication in the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Acne
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A Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Study to Evaluate Risankizumab in Adult Japanese Subjects With Moderate to Severe Palmoplantar Pustulosis
What are the Latest Advances for Pustules?
Evaluation of Therapeutic Effect and Prognosis of Danzhi Xiaoyao Powder Combined with Photodynamic Therapy in the Treatment of Rose Acne.
Atypical folliculitis caused by Malassezia spp. in immunosuppressed patients.
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Association Between Skin Findings and Ocular Signs in Rosacea.
Who are the sources who wrote this article ?

Published Date : November 04, 2020
Published By : Elika Hoss, MD, Senior Associate Consultant, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

What are the references for this article ?

Dinulos JGH. Principles of diagnosis and anatomy. In: Dinulos JGH, ed. Habif's Clinical Dermatology. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2021:chap 1.

Marks JG, Miller JJ. Pustules. In: Marks JG, Miller JJ, eds. Lookingbill and Marks' Principles of Dermatology. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2019:chap 12.