By Robert A. Norman, DO, MPH, and Steven Nodine, MS III, Author at Clinical Advisor

By Robert A. Norman, DO, MPH, and Steven Nodine, MS III

All articles by By Robert A. Norman, DO, MPH, and Steven Nodine, MS III

Life-threatening lesions: Tender jaw and thigh abscesses

A 60-year-old Caucasian man visited an urgent-care center with acutely tender abscesses on the left jaw and left upper thigh. The physician lanced the pus-filled abscesses to obtain a specimen for culture, then cleaned and packed the area to prevent reinfection of the wound. The cultures were sent to a reference lab for identification and…

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