What is Furunculosis?

A boil, also called a furuncle, is a deep folliculitis, infection of the hair follicle. It is most commonly caused by infection by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, resulting in a painful swollen area on the skin caused by an accumulation of pus and dead tissue. Boils which are expanded are basically pus-filled nodules. Individual boils clustered together are called carbuncles. Most human infections are caused by coagulase-positive S. aureus strains, notable for the bacteria's ability to produce coagulase, an enzyme that can clot blood. Almost any organ system can be infected by S. aureus.

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im 24 yr old, im a student, i somke regularly (may be 5 sticks a day) from past 7yrs, im suffering from these skin boils from last 1 and a half yrs...

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Hi,thanks for query.Smoking can not lead to boils but it can delay recovery.The areas where you are having boils in very common.You need to...

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recurring boils one or two every month on different part of body Hey doctor, I am 27 year old female..I had recurring boils at different parts of...

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Repeated occurrence of boils is called furunculosis.Usually, the cause is bacteria such as staphylococci that are present on the skin. Risk...

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I have abcess like sores in my pelvic region...started on my butt then went between my legs when the erupt soild white tissue is forced out leaving...

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Hi welcome to HCM, you have recurrent furunculosis.

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Hi welcome to HCM, you have recurrent furunculosis. Please rule...

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