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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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There were 6 (11.5%) patients who had lymphadenitis, 24 (46.1%) patients had peri-adenitis, 11 (21.2%) had cold abscess, 7 (13.4%) had collar stud abscess while 5 (9.6%) had sinus on presentation to hospital.
A painless cold abscess may be the only presenting clinical feature for a prolonged period.
Tb in the shoulder could be of three types: (a) dry type, or caries sicca; (b) fulminating type, or caries exudata, associated with cold abscess or sinus formation; or (c) mobile type, where a passive range of motion is preserved, while variable restriction on active movement is noted due to distraction of the joint (Table 1) [3, 7].
A case of cervical and mediastinal lymph nodes tuberculosis, tuberculous pleurisy, spinal caries and cold abscess in the anterior chest wall.
Tubercular cold abscess is a form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis that is responsible for a significant morbidity and mortality.
Abdominal T.B was seen in 41 (3.4%) cases Pericardial T.B in 29 (2.5%) and cold abscess was observed in only 17 (1.5%) of the cases.
This study was carried out to evaluate the role of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) for the diagnosis of Tuberculosis and to estimate the frequency of its presentation as cold abscess in lower Sindh.
In case of cold abscess, the biopsy was taken from the wall of the lymph node.
The abscess may be relatively painless like cold abscess and this was an important clue which made us suspect mycobacterial infection.
A cold abscess refers to a collection of pus that is not accompanied by other signs of acute septic inflammation.
Complete resection is mandatory for tubercular cold abscess of the chest wall.