|An abscess is a void holding pus and enclosed by inflamed tissue, produced as an outcome of a localized infection. An abscess may grow, enlarge or collapse, depends on whether micro organisms or white blood cells (WBC) increase the upper hand in any one of a number of positions in the body. Abscesses may grow in any organ of body and in the soft tissues under the skin in any region.
Common sites of abscess growth include the gums breast, and peri-rectal part. Less common or rare positions for abscess growth include the brain and the liver. General locations for abscesses below the skin are the armpit and the groin. In these two parts there are lots of lymph glands that are responsible for fighting infectivity.
Generally, there are eight known as well as common forms of abscesses. They are –
- Boils and Carbuncles: In this type of abscess, the primary targets for infection are surface of the skin and sebaceous glands.
- Liver abscess: Infected blood flow to the liver is responsible for this type of abscess. The infection may take place because of interaction with parasites, bacteria or other microorganisms.
- Psoas abscess: In this type of abscess, the primary target region of infection is the psoas muscle. The infection, start with the appendix and spreads via fallopian tubes or large intestine.
- Dental abscess: This kind of abscess is found about the origin of the teeth.
- Pilonidal abscess: This form of abscess happens as an effect of faulty birth.
- Lung abscess: This may occur as a pneumonia counterpart.
- Retropharyngeal, parapharyngeal and peritonsillar abscess: Retropharyngeal abscess generally caused as a consequence of blood-borne bacterial infection, which results difficulties in breathing and swallowing. Parapharyngeal and peritonsillar abscesses can be caused because deep-rooted bacterial infection, which may grow as an outcome of throat infectivity and tonsillitis.
- Butin abscess: This type of abscess is usually begun as a result of exciting pyogenic organisms due to bacterial pull. This may be found at different body locations.