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A condition marked by numerous furuncles, or the recurrence of furuncles following healing of a preceding crop.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



the appearance of multiple furuncles on a circumscribed portion of skin (local furunculosis) or at different sites (general furunculosis). Local furunculosis is usually due to incorrect treatment of a furuncle and the subsequent spread of staphylococci to the surrounding skin. General furunculosis may be caused by a metabolic disorder, for example, diabetes mellitus, vitamin-A or vitamin-C deficiency, or exhaustion. The course of the disease is usually protracted and marked by recurrences. Treatment is mainly systemic and may include autohemotherapy, the administration of antibiotics or antistaphylococcal gamma globulin, the prescription of a special diet, and treatment of the primary disease.

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Skaggs, "An outbreak of furunculosis among high school athletes," American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol.
Vitamin C for the treatment of recurrent furunculosis in patients with imparied neutrophil functions.
All dogs in this study showed generalized lesions including alopecia, erythema, folliculitis, comedone, papule, nodules, cellulitis, ulcers, crusted papules, hyper pigmentation, erosions, furunculosis, scale formation, alopecia, pain and edema, pustule with oozing of purulent discharge, matting of hair with scab formation and itching.
Five cases of bacterial endocarditis after furunculosis and the ongoing saga of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.
aureus is the most common cause of skin and soft-tissue infections (such as impetigo, furunculosis, superficial and surgical wounds and abscess), as well as systemic infections (such as pneumonia, urinary tract infections-UTIs and endocarditis) [7-13].
A suite of chapters then discuss specific vaccinations against vibriosis, furunculosis, photobacteriosis, enteric septicemia, yersiniosis, streptococcosis and lactococcosis, piscirickettsiosis, bacterial kidney disease, Flavobacteriaceae, viral hemorrhagic septicemia and necrosis, infectious pancreatic necrosis, infectious salmon anemia, koi herpesvirus disease, Salmonid alphavirus, and Betanodavirus.
If your dog doesn't have anything like this, it can also be due to problems with the anal glands or a condition called 'anal furunculosis' where there are small tears in the bottom that can cause pain.
aureus) is one of the most prevalent pathogens that cause both community and nosocomial acquired infections and can produce a wide variety of diseases from skin surface infections, such as folliculitis and furunculosis, to life threating conditions, such as endocarditis, pneumonia, and septicemia [1-3].
Gudmundsdottir, "Humoral response in early stages of infection of cod (Gadus morhua L.) with atypical furunculosis," Icelandic Agricultural Sciences, vol.
aureus can cause a wide variety of diseases, from relatively benign skin infections, such as folliculitis and furunculosis, to life-threatening conditions, including erysipelas, deep-seated abscesses, osteomyelitis, pneumonia, endocarditis, sepsis, and toxic shock syndrome (TSS) [2].