Which bacteria have been isolated in hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)?

Updated: Nov 20, 2020
  • Author: Marina Jovanovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Among the most commonly isolated bacteria are coagulase-negative staphylococci and anaerobic bacteria. [1, 30] Sweat ducts can become occluded with periodic acid-Schiff (PAS)–positive extracellular polysaccharide substance, the cause of which has been suggested to be Staphylococcus epidermidis. [31] Such strains induced miliaria under experimental conditions. A similar mechanism may be important in the pathogenesis of hidradenitis suppurativa. [30]

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