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I have a furuncle. Does this mean I have staph?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Likely

Staph is a common bacterium causing abscess of hair follicles.

In brief: Likely

Staph is a common bacterium causing abscess of hair follicles.
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Furuncle

Indeed, the bacteriologic cause of most furuncles is staphylococcus aureus.

In brief: Furuncle

Indeed, the bacteriologic cause of most furuncles is staphylococcus aureus.
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