Among the list of possible diagnoses in patients with early HS lesions based on clinical :appearance alone, the most common and most likely are furuncles
, folliculitis, and atypically dilated comedones of acne vulgaris.
Lesions may resemble a pyogenic granuloma, actinomycosis, a thyroglossal duct cyst, a branchial cleft cyst, a furuncle
, a squamous cell carcinoma and an epidermal cyst (1).
aureus is the most common cause of skin and soft tissue infections, including wound infections, abscesses, furuncles
, carbuncles (3), and impetigo (4) and is a major cause of cellulitis (5).
Cellulitis with furuncles
, carbuncles, or abscesses usually is associated with Staphylococcus aureus, but diffuse cellulitis without an obvious entry portal is most commonly streptococcal.
comparing 1989-90 to 2003-04, the age-adjusted rate of admission for abscesses, carbuncles, furuncles
and cellulitis (all 4 combined) increased from 500 to 1,488 per million general population.
Uncomplicated infections affect superficial skin tissue and include furuncles
, cellulites, folliculitis, simple abscesses, and impetiginous lesions.
aureus isolates that had profile characteristics similar to those obtained from furuncles
Straphylococcus aureus is the almost-universal cause of furuncles
, carbuncles, and skin abscesses and worldwide is the most commonly identified agent responsible for skin and soft tissue infections.
PVL is mainly associated with primary cutaneous infections, especially furuncles
, and with severe necrotizing community-acquired pneumonia (2).
This toxin has been linked to primary skin and soft-tissue infections such as furuncles
and abscesses (1).
double dagger]) Other skin clinical manifestations included psoriasis, mastitis, cystic acne, furuncles
, carbuncles, insect/spider bites, and eczema.
From September 1999 to November 2000, 6 of the 22 students from a single third-grade classroom in a town of 12,000 in western Switzerland had 13 episodes of skin infections, including furuncles
, abscesses, and cellulitis.
In all, 73 infectious episodes were recorded in 20 of 28 residents in the implicated building, including 43 (59%) skin abscesses, 20 (27%) furuncles
, 8 (11%) purulent conjunctivitis, and 2 (3%) external otitis.
In Congo, chopped leaves serve as a dressing on furuncles
Staphylococcus aureus causes a wide variety of diseases in humans, the clinical courses of which range from boils and furuncles
to more serious diseases such as septicemia and pneumonia (1).