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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health