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what is the difference between a carbuncle and a cyst?

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Dr. Dhaval Shah
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. Dr. Shah www.Cidsinfusion.Com.

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