Definition of Abscess

A localized cavity that has a collection of pus. An abscess can result anywhere in the body and is caused by an infection.

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They form to help protect the body. In essence, they wall off the infection to a localized area.

These collectors of pus are not uncommon for someone with Crohn's Disease. Bacteria forms in pockets of an inflammed interstines.

Treatment can very. But antibiotics are often used in treatment. One of the antibiotics used is Flagyl. There are others depending on the situation.

These pockets of pus can reoccur in the same area if the entrance to the area had not closed completely. Sometimes, surgery is required to fix the situation.

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