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An acute, diffuse, and suppurative inflammation of loose connective tissue, particularly the deep subcutaneous tissues, and sometimes muscle, which is most commonly seen as a result of infection of a wound, ulcer, or other skin lesions.

Year introduced: PHLEGMON was heading 1963-1978

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Tree Number(s): C01.800.130, C01.830.200, C17.300.185, C23.550.470.756.200

MeSH Unique ID: D002481

Entry Terms:

  • Phlegmon

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