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1

_____________ are an infection of a hair follicle which spreads to the surrounding dermis, commonly on face, neck and back, with one exit point.

FURUNCLES
(BOILS)

2

_____________ are a collection of furuncles, which coalesce into a large infected mass with multiple exit points.

CARBUNCLES

3

_____________ is a common (mostly in children), superficial infection caused by staph, initially appearing as a small vesicle which ruptures and spreads.

IMPETIGO

4

____________ is the ulcerative form of impetigo.

ECTHYMA

5

Name the deep infection affecting the dermis and subcutaneous tissue, often associated with fish handling, swimming, animal bites or scratches?

CELLULITIS

6

____________ presents with an expanding red, tender, swollen plaque with an indefinite border.

CELLULITIS