A 32-year-old member asked:
what is the difference between a carbuncle and a cyst?
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Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Difference: A carbuncle is skin infection cuased by bacteria and involve hair follicles. It usually drains purulent material.
Cyst is a closed sac which may contain air, fluid or semisolid material. It could be sterile or infectious.
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Last updated Sep 8, 2013
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