Involving or relating to the production of pus.
- Therefore, nodular amelanotic melanoma is the most important tumor to differentiate from pyogenic granuloma.
- Clinically these diseases mimic pyogenic bacterial infections, Gram negative septicaemia or cryptic tuberculosis.
- As the lesions enlarge, they may resemble a cellulitis, pyogenic furuncle, or an infected sebaceous cyst.
Mid 19th century: from Greek puo- (from puon 'pus') + -genic.
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