Last updated: Wednesday, 22, December, 2010
|Key Information||Appropriate Tests|
Pus - microscopy and culture, if moderate to severe infection.
Drainage without testing may be appropriate in some circumstances.
|Infection may occasionally be caused by multiple pathogens.|
Subacute, nodular abscess, ulcer
Pus - microscopy and culture.
Often lesions are solid and there is no pus to culture.
Skin biopsy for fungal microscopy and culture and/or mycobacteria testing.See also Mycobacterial infection