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pu·ru·lence

 (pyo͝or′ə-ləns, pyo͝or′yə-)
n.
1. The condition of containing or discharging pus.
2. Pus.

pu•ru•lence

(ˈpyʊər ə ləns, ˈpyʊər yə-)

also pu′ru•len•cy,



n.
1. the condition of containing or forming pus.
2. pus.
[1590–1600; < Late Latin pūrulentia. See purulent, -ence]

purulence, purulency

1. the state or condition of containing or secreting pus.
2. the production or generation of pus or similar matter. — purulent, adj.
See also: Bodily Functions
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.purulence - symptom of being purulent (containing or forming pus)
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
abscess - symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue
2.purulence - a fluid product of inflammation
bodily fluid, body fluid, liquid body substance, humour, humor - the liquid parts of the body
gleet - a thin morbid discharge as from a wound or especially chronic gonorrhea
Translations

purulence

[ˈpjʊərʊləns] Npurulencia f

purulence

, purulency
nEitern nt; (= pus)Eiter m

pu·ru·lence

, purulency
n. purulencia, pus.
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PSI was diagnosed according to IDSA guidelines by the presence of a sinus tract communicating with the prosthesis, histopathological analyses with the presence of inflammatory cells, visible purulence surrounding the prosthesis, and/or identical microorganisms isolated from two or more cultures.
The purulence stopped, and the wound seemed to be healing.
VAP was diagnosed on clinical grounds based on the modified clinical pulmonary infection scoring system (CPIS) giving 0-2 points each for leukocyte count, fever, type of radiographic abnormality, oxygenation status, purulence and quantity and of tracheal secretions and result of gram stain and sputum culture (table-I).
They were asked about their emergency department visits due to dyspnea, as well as the increases in amount and purulence of their sputum in the last year.
Once fever, purulence of sputum, or hypoxemia was detected, complete blood counts (CBCs) with differential, chest X-ray or computed tomography, airway secretions cultivation would be conducted.
Statistically insignificant difference was found between the dyspnea, sputum volume, sputum purulence, cough, fever, common cold, wheezing, sore throat but for exacerbation, the difference was significant.
Patients with acute infection (presence of purulence and advancing cellulitis with or without systemic signs of infection) were hospitalized; incision, drainage, and serial debridements were performed.
Consistent with this finding, all 4 head computed tomograms reported from patients in the outbreak were in nonrecipient nonsurvivors, and all showed evidence of subarachnoid hemorrhage (3 patients) or high attenuation material caused by subarachnoid hemorrhage or purulence (1 patient).
developed a composite clinical score, called the clinical pulmonary infection score (CPIS), based on six variables: temperature, blood leukocyte count, volume and purulence of tracheal secretions, oxygenation, pulmonary radiography, and semi-quantitative culture of tracheal aspirate.
39] Type 1 exacerbations, which are considered to be severe, have all three cardinal symptoms: increasing dyspnoea, increasing sputum volume and sputum purulence, while type 2 exacerbations (moderate exacerbations) have two of those three symptoms and type 3 exacerbations have one of the symptoms together with one other symptom such as URTI, fever, wheeze, cough, or increased respiratory or heart rate.
2,3 Acute exacerbation in COPD subjects is defined as progressive dyspnoea and increase in sputum volume and purulence.
An open biopsy revealed apparent purulence from the right hip joint; hence irrigation and debridement were performed.