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- adj. Of, pertaining to, or containing phlegmon
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the nature or properties of phlegmon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of phlegmon: as, phlegmonous inflammation.
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I do not much like the term phlegmonous inflammation, because phlegmon alone is inflammation.
In phlegmonous and suppurative habitual erysipelas,
I now speak of local diseases; and, first, of phlegmonous inflammation.
Cutaneous erysipelas I never happened to see, and really acute phlegmonous inflammation was rare.
It was opened, but the phlegmonous process spread up to the shoulder, and it was opened in many places, and at last, under chloroform, the limb was amputated below the joint.
Henry 10.188 speaks of a German officer who accidentally swallowed a piece of beer bottle, 3/8 x 1/8 inch, which subsequently penetrated the esophagus, and in its course irritated the recurrent laryngeal and vagi, giving rise to the most serious phlegmonous inflammation and distressing respiratory symptoms.
An acute phlegmonous peri-adenitis sometimes occurs in the loose cellular tissue around the submaxillary gland, and spreads with great rapidity through the cellular planes of the neck.
The acute phlegmonous peri-adenitis of the submaxillary gland, known as _angina Ludovici_, is referred to at p. 597.
A carbuncle is an acute, usually egg to palm-sized, circumscribed, phlegmonous inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous structures, terminating in a slough.
The phlegmonous is far the more serious and fatal affection.