A man with recurrent furunculosis

Embil, John M.; Oliver, Zoe J.; Mulvey, Michael R.; Trepman, Elly
July 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/18/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 2, p143
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article reports the case of a man who developed a vesicular lesion on his left fifth finger after vacuuming a collection of animal pelts at a historic site. For the next two days, the finger lesion evolved to a furuncle and the thigh lesion had become a necrotizing abscess of purulent debris. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was recovered from the cultures. The medication regimen given to the patient is detailed. A discussion on community-acquired MRSA is given.


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