In my opinion, this investigation by Daum and colleagues supports a role for consistent use of systemic antibiotics following surgical drainage of clinically significant subcutaneous abscesses
that have a 5 cm or smaller diameter.
Morishima, "Subcutaneous abscesses
in a patient with ulcerative colitis," Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol.
There were no reports found in the English literature of gonorrhea causing a subcutaneous abscess
. Although Neisseria gonorrhoeae has many skin manifestations and should always be considered in any pyogenic infection in a sexually active patient, this report shows that infection may also present in unusual locations and in elderly patients.
Diagnosis and site of involvement 1 BCG osteitis/osteomyelitis, right ankle 2 Subcutaneous abscess
, left anterior chest wall 3 Severe combined immunodeficiency, disseminated BCGitis 4 Suppurative lymphadenitis 5 Injection-site abscess 6 Suppurative lymphadenitis 7 BCG osteitis/osteomyelitis, right distal femoris 8 BCG osteitis/osteomyelitis 9 BCG osteitis/osteomyelitis, left distal femoris 10 BCG osteitis/osteomyelitis, left distal radius 11 BCG osteitis/osteomyelitis, right knee 12 Subcutaneous abscess
, left wrist 13 BCG osteitis/osteomyelitis, right ankle 14 Suppurative lymphadentitis 15 BCG osteitis/osteomyelitis, left proximal tibia * BCGitis, disseminated BCG infection.
A recurrence of a large subcutaneous abscess
in 1 adult patient led to treatment with intravenous teicoplanin.
Simple drainage and wound care should suffice for most surgical site infections and subcutaneous abscesses
Histology revealed dermal and subcutaneous abscesses
, No fungal elements were identified using acid-fast bacilli and Gomori's methenamine silver stains, but acid-fast bacteria were identified in the abscess cavities.
However, 12 days after antimicrobial therapy was discontinued, fever and surgical-site inflammation recurred, subcutaneous abscesses
were detected, and the CRP increased to 3.5 mg/dL.
Two large subcutaneous abscesses
had developed over the past several months.
Three subcutaneous abscesses
were present on the trunk and their puncture yielded a brown liquid.
Major clinical manifestations include ocular and craniofacial infections in healthy children, arteritis usually originating from lower extremities, and chronic subcutaneous abscesses
In mammals, pythiosis is characterized by the development of cutaneous and subcutaneous abscesses
and intestinal necrotic lesions.