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Image Number 1144 (Boil)


Diagnosis: Boil

Site: Arm,forearm

Sex: F

Age: 4


Description: Red tender swelling.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


This girl presented with a very painful and tender red swelling with a central pustule on the anterior aspect of the lower part of the forearm of three days duration. It was associated with a tender axillary lymphadenopathy. The lesion has been drained with a simple small incision under local anesthesia and the patient has been given an anti-staphylococcal antibiotic.

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