Prevalence of Proteus mirabilis in Skin Abscesses of the Axilla

Rakesh D. Mistry*, Halden F. Scott, Elizabeth R. Alpern, Theoklis E. Zaoutis

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Gram-positive organisms are the most common infectious etiologic agents in skin abscesses. Empiric antimicrobial treatment choices are influenced by this knowledge. In this report, we describe a high prevalence of Proteus mirabilis, a Gram-negative bacillus, in skin abscesses of the axilla, which has potential implications for selection of antimicrobial therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)850-851
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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