A 37-year-old member asked:
If you don't take care of an abscess what harm can it do?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Worst case-DEATH: Depending on where it is, the microbe that is causing the infection, and the size of the abscess itself, an abscess can eventually lead to a blood infection (e.g. Skin/soft tissue abscess- blood infection- heart infection) or infection of an adjacent structure (epidural abscess- brain abscess), causing overwhelming infection and death, or at least major disfigurement and handicap.
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Last updated Mar 26, 2013
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