Bacteriology of skin and soft-tissue infections: comparison of infections in intravenous drug users and individuals with no history of intravenous drug use.

@article{Summanen1995BacteriologyOS,
  title={Bacteriology of skin and soft-tissue infections: comparison of infections in intravenous drug users and individuals with no history of intravenous drug use.},
  author={Paula H. Summanen and David A. Talan and Charles Augustus Strong and Maureen McTeague and Robert S. Bennion and J. Eric S. Thompson and Mauri V{\"a}is{\"a}nen and Gary Thomas Moran and Michael Barry Winer and SydneyM. Finegold},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1995},
  volume={20 Suppl 2},
  pages={
          S279-82
        }
}
The bacteriology of cutaneous or subcutaneous abscesses (86 specimens) among intravenous drug users (IVDUs) was compared with the bacteriology of abscesses (74 specimens) in patients with no history of intravenous drug use (non-IVDUs). The IVDU abscesses yielded 173 aerobes and 131 anaerobes. Staphylococcus aureus was the most common aerobe isolated (50% of specimens yielded this isolate), followed by "Streptococcus milleri" (46%). The commonly encountered anaerobes were Fusobacterium nucleatum… CONTINUE READING
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