Cold abscess


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an abscess of slow formation, unattended with the pain and heat characteristic of ordinary abscesses, and lasting for years without exhibiting any tendency towards healing; a chronic abscess.
See under Abscess.

See also: Abscess, Cold

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The fungoid stage involves extensive caseation and granulation tissue formation, causing obliteration of the tendon and sheath with formation of sinus tracts and a cold abscess.
of patients Splenomegaly 23 (100) Hepatomegaly 13 (50) Cervical LN 11 (42) Ascites 6 (23) Cold abscess 6 (23) Pleural effusion 5 (19) Choroidal tubercle 1 (4) Table III.
Caseation may occur in microscopic foci within the granulomas, or areas of necrosis may coalesce, forming a cold abscess, particularly when the immunity is high.