Definitions for "Furuncle"
Keywords:  follicle, carbuncle, boil, abscess, pus
A superficial, inflammatory tumor, suppurating with a central core; a boil.
Infection of a single hair follicle, typically caused by Staphylococcus aureus - a boil.
(dermatology) A Staphylococcal skin infection which involves a hair follicle, often referred to as a boil or a furuncle. A group of boils is known as a carbuncle. Symptoms and findings include a tender pea-sized (or larger), red nodule, may ooze pus or weep. Treatment includes warm, wet compresses several times a day. Oral or topical antibiotics may be indicated in some cases.