What is the role of bacteriologic analysis in the workup of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)?

Updated: Aug 30, 2019
  • Author: Marina Jovanovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Bacteriologic analysis should include bacteriologic sampling and cultivation. Almost every microorganism known to bacteriologists can be isolated from hidradenitis suppurativa lesions; these microorganisms include streptococci, gram-positive and gram-negative rods, and the full range of fecal bacteria. [73] Among the most frequently found species are Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci, anaerobic streptococci (eg, microaerophilic Streptococcus milleri), and Bacteroides species. [30, 40]

The microbiologic florae are not consistent and change unpredictably. [73]


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