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- n. A solid mass formed by inflamed connective tissue, such as forms around an appendix in appendicitis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Purulent inflammation of the cellular or areolar tissue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology
- n. Inflammation.
- n. Inflammation of the connective tissue, especially the subcutaneous connective tissue, usually suppurative.
In all these fevers the part inflamed is called a phlegmon, and by its violent actions excites so much pain, that is, so much of the sensorial power of sensation, as to produce more violent actions, and inflammation, throughout the whole system.
It inay ariie, I iayt in confe - qaence of a general plenitade, when the fluid it ibrced into theexter* aal flciii rather than into any internal part, and then it ia called a phlegmon or abfcefs.
Winter, Cyril, 966, has been treated for the past week for an infection in his right hand which has now developed a species of phlegmon which looks extremely bad.
According to the interim results of the study into 4,915 cases, conducted through doctors who prescribed the drug, heavy side effects such as severe fever, pneumonia and phlegmon were found in 221 cases, the Chugai spokesman said.
He died on January 29th of a phlegmon of the pharynx that had turned into an abscess and led to toxaemia.
I do not much like the term phlegmonous inflammation, because phlegmon alone is inflammation.
_ -- While the occurrence of deep suppuration or septic phlegmon was rare, local suppuration of the apertures of entry and exit was seen in a considerable proportion of the wounds.
Whether there existed a psoic phlegmon due to metastatic infection or necrosis of a part of a lumber or dorsal vertebra is a matter for speculation.
Here we were dealing with a well known and familiar phenomenon; if this occurs in the peritoneum the effects are particularly well marked; similarly as in the case of a phlegmon which rapidly disappears with the discharge of pus even although the inflammation extend beyond the pus focus, the symptoms of diffuse peritonitis promptly disappeared after the rupture.
And, that this circumstance exists in respect to infectious matter appears from a known fact; that nurses, who have had the small-pox, are liable to experience small ulcers on their arms by the contact of variolous matter in lifting their patients; and that when patients, who have formerly had the small-pox have been inoculated in the arm, a phlegmon, or inflamed sore, has succeeded, but no subsequent fever.