Infection of the beard area. Kerion: a review of 2 cases

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324653
Title:
Infection of the beard area. Kerion: a review of 2 cases
Authors:
D Wall; M Fraher; Kanbal, W; B O’Connell; R Watson; C Timon; LFA Stassen; L Barnes
Citation:
Wall D et al. Infection of the beard area. Kerion: a review of 2 cases. IMJ. 2014 107(7)
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324653
Abstract:
Folliculitis barbae is a common condition of both infective and non-infectious aetiology. It most frequently presents as a superficial folliculitis, with fine pustules appearing at the opening of hair follicles in the beard area, often associated with shaving; known as Bockhart impetigo and usually due to infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus. If untreated, the infection and inflammation can progress, leading to a more deeply seated infection known as sycosis barbae. Perifollicular nodules, termed furuncles, may appear and when these are multiple and coalesce, a deep-seated, communicating, pustulating plaque called a carbuncle develops, often with associated systemic upset. Such an appearance, which can prompt incision and drainage, should not, however, be assumed to be solely due to staphylococcal infection. Particularly in the context of a history of close animal contact or a lack of response to antibiotic treatment, a diagnosis of tinea barbae should be considered and investigated. Prompt treatment with antifungal agents and often systemic steroids is required once the diagnosis is made. This will help reduce an exacerbation of the pronounced destruction that results from the immune response to the fungal infection, known as a kerion, which would be compounded by surgical intervention. In this article, we review two such cases and review the investigation and management of the disease.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
INFECTION CONTROL
Local subject classification:
METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS; KERION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorD Wallen_GB
dc.contributor.authorM Fraheren_GB
dc.contributor.authorKanbal, Wen_GB
dc.contributor.authorB O’Connellen_GB
dc.contributor.authorR Watsonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorC Timonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLFA Stassenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorL Barnesen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-11T13:56:26Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-11T13:56:26Z-
dc.date.issued2014-07-
dc.identifier.citationWall D et al. Infection of the beard area. Kerion: a review of 2 cases. IMJ. 2014 107(7)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/324653-
dc.description.abstractFolliculitis barbae is a common condition of both infective and non-infectious aetiology. It most frequently presents as a superficial folliculitis, with fine pustules appearing at the opening of hair follicles in the beard area, often associated with shaving; known as Bockhart impetigo and usually due to infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus. If untreated, the infection and inflammation can progress, leading to a more deeply seated infection known as sycosis barbae. Perifollicular nodules, termed furuncles, may appear and when these are multiple and coalesce, a deep-seated, communicating, pustulating plaque called a carbuncle develops, often with associated systemic upset. Such an appearance, which can prompt incision and drainage, should not, however, be assumed to be solely due to staphylococcal infection. Particularly in the context of a history of close animal contact or a lack of response to antibiotic treatment, a diagnosis of tinea barbae should be considered and investigated. Prompt treatment with antifungal agents and often systemic steroids is required once the diagnosis is made. This will help reduce an exacerbation of the pronounced destruction that results from the immune response to the fungal infection, known as a kerion, which would be compounded by surgical intervention. In this article, we review two such cases and review the investigation and management of the disease.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen_GB
dc.subject.otherMETHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUSen_GB
dc.subject.otherKERIONen_GB
dc.titleInfection of the beard area. Kerion: a review of 2 casesen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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