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Collar button abscess of the foot: a case report

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Collar button abscess of the foot: a case report

Mohd Sharifudin Said, Sesyindraa Chanthravarnam, Shukur Ahmad
19 October 2021

The upper and lower limbs are the most exposed parts of the body, predisposing these areas for minor or major trauma, which can result in loss of skin integrity and bacterial inoculation. Seemingly minor injury, when not given early attention, may result in bacterial overgrowth and lead to deep space infections, especially in immunocompromised individuals. Collar button abscess, commonly associated with the hand, are a type of webspace infection that involves the plantar and dorsum aspect of the hand. A review of the literature has shown that discussion on collar button abscess of the foot is limited. Here we report a case of collar button abscess of the foot in an 11-year-old boy that progressed to healing following longitudinal incision and application of povidone dressings.

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