† A plausible bacterial pathogen (Streptococcus milleri, Staphylococcus aureus, anaerobic streptococcus, or Bacteroides species) was isolated at least once in 26 of 32 patients with active perineal suppurative hidradenitis. The main pathogen was S milleri, whose presence was significantly associated with disease activity and whose disappearance significantly correlated with clinical improvement; S aureus and anaerobic streptococci were also implicated.
(Arch Dermatol 1988;124:1047-1051)
Highet AS, Warren RE, Weekes AJ. Bacteriology and Antibiotic Treatment of Perineal Suppurative Hidradenitis. Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(7):1047-1051. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670070035015