Symptom/Finding

pustule

Description

Pustules are elevated, superficial lesions containing pus. Pustules are seen in folliculitis, acne, chloracne, pustular psoriasis, anthrax, and orf. Pustules may occur from bacterial or fungal skin infections and have been described after chronic antimony poisoning. [Merck Manual, p. 933; Ladou, p. 479]

Category

Skin

ICD-9 Code

686.9

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