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Pustules, superficial on the arm
Pustules, superficial on the arm


Acne - close-up of pustular lesions
Acne - close-up of pustular lesions


Acne, cystic on the face
Acne, cystic on the face


Alopecia areata with pustules
Alopecia areata with pustules


Dermatitis, pustular contact
Dermatitis, pustular contact


Pustules

Definition:

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



Considerations:

Pustules are common in acne . They may occur anywhere on the body, but are most commonly seen on the face, shoulders, back, and over the breastbone, and in areas of increased sweating such as the groin and armpit. Pustules may be a sign of a bacterial infection.



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What to expect at your health care provider's office:




Review Date: 10/18/2006
Reviewed By: Michael Lehrer, M.D., Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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