Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

sycosis

sycosis is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view the entire topic, please or purchase a subscription.

Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary Online + Mobile powered by Unbound Medicine. Find 65,000 medical and nursing definitions. Download to iPhone, iPad, and Android. Explore these free sample topics:

Taber’s Online

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

(sī-kō′sĭs)

(sī-kō′sēz″)
pl. sycoses A chronic inflammation of the hair follicles.

SYMPTOMS
The patient has inflammation of hairy areas of the body marked by an aggregation of papules and pustules, each of which is pierced by a hair. The pustules show no disposition to rupture but dry to form yellow-brown crusts. There is itching and burning. If the disease persists, it may lead to extreme destruction of hair follicles and permanent alopecia. The disease is curable with prolonged treatment, and relapses do occur. Staphylococcus aureus and S. epidermidis entering through hair follicles cause the disease. Trauma and disability are predisposing factors.

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or purchase a subscription --

Citation

Venes, Donald, editor. "Sycosis." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729295/all/sycosis.
Sycosis. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729295/all/sycosis. Accessed June 16, 2019.
Sycosis. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729295/all/sycosis
Sycosis [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 June 16]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729295/all/sycosis.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - ELEC T1 - sycosis ID - 729295 ED - Venes,Donald, BT - Taber's Medical Dictionary UR - https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729295/all/sycosis PB - F.A. Davis Company ET - 23 DB - Taber's Online DP - Unbound Medicine ER -