The bacteriology of hidradenitis suppurativa.

  title={The bacteriology of hidradenitis suppurativa.},
  author={Gregor B. E. Jemec and Marije N. Faber and Ern{\"o} Gutschik and P Wendelboe},
  volume={193 3},
BACKGROUND Bacteria have been suggested as a possible cause of hidradenitis. Different species have been found in several small studies, and particularly the presence of Streptococcus milleri has been linked to disease activity. OBJECTIVE To investigate the possible role of bacteria in hidradenitis. METHODS Cultures of active lesions and serological analysis of circulating IgG antibodies were studied in 41 patients. RESULTS Bacteria were found in 49% (20/41) of all lesions: Staphylococcus… CONTINUE READING

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