From the etymological point of view, we have to say that it emanates from the Greek. Specifically, it derives from the sum of two clearly differentiated parts: "pyon", which can be translated as "pus", and "geno", which is equivalent to "produce". Hence the meaning is "that produces pus."
Pyogen It is a term that is not part of dictionary developed by the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) . The term, which is used in the field of medicine , is used to name what causes suppuration .
The verb suppura, on the other hand, refers to the formation and / or excretion of pus (a thick substance formed by dead cells, serum and other components, which secrete tissues that undergo certain inflammations). Pyogenic agents, therefore, cause pus to occur in a tissue.
Pyogen is usually the adjective which is then applied to those microorganisms that generate an inflammatory reaction that includes the production of pus. Various microbes can be classified as pyogens, as is the case with staphylococcus and of streptococcus .
We cannot ignore the existence of what is known as pyogenic granuloma. This is a reddish bulge that appears on the skin and may even bleed depending on the case. It is common in children, but it has not yet been possible to find out the cause that originates it. In this sense, the only thing that has been discovered is that, frequently, it appears after the person has suffered some type of injury to the upper extremities or to the face.
In addition to all of the above, it is also worth taking into account other aspects of the said granuloma:
-It is common for pregnant women to appear in the mouth.
-The small ones may disappear by themselves.
-In the case of those who are larger, we can say that to eliminate us it is necessary to have to resort to laser, surgery and even what is known as electrocautery.
-Sometimes there are setbacks in this regard. This means that they have complications such as excessive bleeding and even that, after the relevant treatment, returns to make an appearance.
Pathological disorders and diseases which, in their development, stimulate suppuration are also qualified pyogens. In this sense, we can talk about the pyogenic meningitis , an inflammation that occurs in the meninges because of the action of a bacterium, among other diseases.
The pyogenic liver abscesses On the other hand, they are pus formations that appear in the liver , usually caused by infections. There are patients who can present a multiplicity of these abscesses, aggravating the picture.
Another pyogenic process is the impetigo , a skin infection that is contagious from person to person and that involves the appearance of blisters in the skin . The highest incidence of impetigo occurs in children under five years.