A thick, whitish-yellow fluid that results from the accumulation of white blood cells, liquefied tissue, and cellular debris. Pus is commonly a sign of infection or foreign material in the body.
- Pustular psoriasis
A type of recurring psoriasis characterized by the appearance of pus-filed lesions in clusters. It can be intensely painful, and hospitalization may be required.
A pustule is a small collection of pus in the top layer of skin (epidermis) or beneath it in the dermis. Pustules frequently form in sweat glands or hair follicles. Pus is a mixture of inflammatory cells and liquid. Put somewhat more simply, a pustule is a little pocket full of pus.
A highly inflammatory skin condition that results in large, fluid-filled, blister-like areas (pustules). Pustulosis typically occurs on the palms of the hands and/or the soles of the feet. The skin of these areas peels and flakes (exfoliates).
An area in the brain within a structure called the lentiform nucleus. The putamen may decrease in size as a result of damage in Huntington’s disease. The word “putamen” is from Latin, referring to that which falls off in pruning, from “puto”, to prune. It is pronounced pyu-ta’men.
PUVA stands for psoralen (P) and ultraviolet A (UVA) therapy in which the patient is exposed first to psoralens (drugs containing chemicals that react with ultraviolet light) and then to UVA light. PUVA is used to treat vitiligo (white patches on the skin). It is time-consuming and care must be taken to avoid side effects, […]