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Exudate

Exudate is fluid, such as pus or clear fluid, that leaks out of blood vessels into nearby tissues. The fluid is made of cells, proteins, and solid materials. Exudate may ooze from cuts or from areas of infection or inflammation.

References

Scheld WM. Introduction to microbial disease. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds.Cecil Medicine

Update Date 4/21/2013