Furunculosis (Boils)

A persistent skin infection marked by the presence of furuncles, often chronic and recurrent. In humans, the causative agent is various species of STAPHYLOCOCCUS. In salmonid fish (SALMONIDS), the pathogen is AEROMONAS SALMONICIDA.
Also Known As:
Boils; Furuncle; Furuncles; Furunculoses
Networked: 297 relevant articles (24 outcomes, 20 trials/studies)

Relationship Network

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Cellulitis
2. Infection
3. Folliculitis (Sycosis)
4. Dermatitis
5. Carbuncle


1. Gravningen, Kjersti: 4 articles (03/2014 - 12/2008)
2. Mikkelsen, Helene: 4 articles (06/2009 - 08/2003)
3. Lund, Vera: 4 articles (06/2009 - 08/2003)
4. Midtlyng, Paul: 3 articles (03/2014 - 01/2012)
5. Romstad, Anne Berit: 3 articles (03/2014 - 01/2012)
6. Reitan, Liv Jorun: 3 articles (03/2014 - 01/2012)
7. Schrøder, Merete B: 3 articles (06/2009 - 06/2008)
8. Gregory, S P: 3 articles (01/2007 - 09/2003)
9. Iwatsuki, Keiji: 3 articles (06/2006 - 07/2004)
10. Evensen, Øystein: 2 articles (03/2014 - 01/2013)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Furunculosis:
1. VaccinesIBA
2. Methicillin (Metin)FDA Link
3. Azithromycin (Zithromax)FDA LinkGeneric
4. Oxolinic AcidIBA
5. Muramidase (Lysozyme)IBA
6. Carbon MonoxideIBA
7. vetoquinolIBA
8. Cyclosporine (Ciclosporin)FDA LinkGeneric
9. Amoxicillin (Wymox)FDA LinkGeneric
10. Mupirocin (Bactroban)FDA LinkGeneric

Therapies and Procedures

1. Injections
2. Intralesional Injections
3. Hypnosis (Mesmerism)
4. Hearing Aids (Hearing Aid)
5. Lasers (Laser)
03/01/1995 - "The study of blood coagulation in 50 patients with complicated nasal furuncle using thromboelastogram indicated that such patients have hypercoagulation correctable by intravascular laser radiation. "
03/01/1989 - "[Cryogenic laser treatment of abscessed furunculosis]."
01/01/2003 - "This paper presents the priority original methods (patent No. 2101046, Russia) for the treatment of inflammatory pyodestructive processes in the oral cavity, maxillofacial area, and neck (odontogenic abscesses and phlegmons including those complicated by mediastinitis and sepsis), sinusitis, carbuncles and furuncles of face and neck skin, parotitis, sialadenitis, adenophlegmons, lymphadenitis, periotitis, alveolitis, arthritis, arthrosis of the temporomandibular joint, odontogenic and traumatic osteomyelitis, infected purulent traumas (including gunshot ones), fractures of the jaws, etc. making use of Optodan laser (patent No. 2014107, Russia) for laser and magnetic-laser therapy."
07/01/2004 - "The purpose of the present study is to examine the influence of cadexomer iodine against glycocalyx production of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from furuncle lesions on cut wounds in mice using confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM), and the increase in and glycocalyx production of S. "
01/01/1998 - "Presents the design, technological characteristics (wavelength 10.6 mu cm, power up to 7 W, permanent mode) of a new-generation surgical laser Doktor and its use in the treatment of dental and maxillofacial diseases (diseases of the periodontium and buccal mucosa, pericoronitis, trophic ulcers, retention cysts, furuncles and carbuncles of the skin of the neck and face, odontogenic inflammatory processes, injuries, tumors) and in reconstructive, plastic, and cosmetologic surgery."