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- Staphylococcus aureus
- Cutaneous abscesses may be polymicrobial while true furuncles and carbuncles are almost always due solely to S. aureus.
- Occasionally due to other pathogens, especially in the immunosuppressed.
- Furuncle pathophysiology differs from routine abscesses (e.g., peri-rectal, breast) as it is based about hair follicle.
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