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July 1988

Bacteriology and Antibiotic Treatment of Perineal Suppurative Hidradenitis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, York (England) District Hospital (Dr Highet), the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, England (Dr Warren), and the Department of Economics and Related Studies, University of York, England (Mr Weekes).

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(7):1047-1051. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670070035015

† 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)

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