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In acute inflammation, there are 4 major exudates that are produced, two of which are pus and ulcers. What are the differences between them? Don't they both contain neutrophils and are surrounded by membranes? :rolleyes: Thanks very much.
 

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Re: Pus vs. ulcer

Never mind, I got the answer - ulcers are more severe and could actually involve extensive tissue damage in superficial and deeper layers. In common everyday usage , the two terms are often confused together (e.g ulcerating pus), which was why I got confused.

I think the following link gives a great explanation for the differences between pus and ulcer.

http://www.differencebetween.net/science/health/difference-between-abscess-and-ulcer/
 

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13monument,

No need to judge, I'm pretty sure schiwei was asking about the difference on a microscopic level not macroscopic, which is not as clear.
 
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