Boils/abscesses/carbuncles can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose boils/abscesses/carbuncles, we could:
|Weakened Immune System||96%||Confirm|
|Chronic Renal Insufficiency||1%||Ruled out|
Have you suffered from boils, abscesses or carbuncles?
Possible responses:→ Never had one / don't know
→ Probably had one/minor episode(s) now resolved
→ Major episode(s) now resolved
→ Current minor/occasional problem
→ Current major/frequent problem
People with certain illnesses, including kidney failure, are more at risk of developing boils.
People with certain illnesses, including diabetes, are more at risk of developing boils.