Pústulas

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Definición

Son lesiones pequeñas, inflamadas, llenas de pus y similares a una ampolla en la superficie de la piel.

Nombres alternativos

Consideraciones

Las pústulas son comunes en el acné y pueden presentarse en cualquier parte del cuerpo, pero se observan con mayor frecuencia en las siguientes áreas: 

  • La espalda
  • La cara
  • Sobre el esternón
  • Los hombros
  • Áreas que presentan sudoración como la ingle y las axilas

Causas

Cuidados en el hogar

Cuándo contactar a un profesional médico

Lo que se puede esperar en el consultorio médico

Referencias

Habif TM. Principles of diagnosis and anatomy. In: Habif TP, ed. Clinical Dermatology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 1.

Version Info

  • Last reviewed on 10/14/2012
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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