Pustule: Definition, Causes & Treatment


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A pustule is a small bump on the body that is filled with what?

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1. What is the top layer of skin called (which is commonly affected by pustules)?

2. One possible complication of pustules is that the pus can harden. When this happens, what structure develops?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of pustules and how they can develop on the skin.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will discover what you know about the following:

  • Definition of a pustule
  • What portion of the skin is affected by pustules
  • A complication associated with pustules

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definition of pustule and the inflammatory cells that are part of its formation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the portion of the skin that is affected by pustules and how they affects certain layers
  • Interpreting information - verify you can review information regarding how complications associated with pustules affect the body and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Keep learning about pustules by reviewing the lesson called Pustule: Definition, Causes & Treatment. The lesson covers the following areas:

  • The causes of pustules on the skin
  • How pustules are treated
  • The symptoms of pustules and their effects on the body