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Furunculosis Information and Treatment

A bacterial disease usually characterized by boils scabless, open sores, or furuncles, on the skin caused by Aeromonas salmonicida bacteria. Usually not contageous, but can be spread by direct contact. Furunculosis is systemic in nature as it travels through the bloodstream and affects all parts of the body, especially the vital organs. The rapid multiplication of bacteria in the bloodstream causes smaller blood vessels to rupture allowing the bacteria to spread to surrounding tissue. When allowed to advance to this stage, the disease is always fatal. Furunculosis is endemic in a number of Michigan waters but is not generally a problem in nature. In crowded hatchery settings, the disease can cause high mortalities if not recognized and treated at its onset. Medicated feed containing the antibiotic Terramycin or Romet are often effective in treating furunculosis.

Furunculosis is an infection where furuncles are present over a period of weeks to months. Species of Staphylococcus aureus are usually the causative agents. It presents as an erythematous, hot, tender inflammatory nodule from which pus can be expressed. Inflamed epidermal or pilar cysts are sometimes confused with furuncles (although a ruptured infected cyst may be hard to differentiate from an abscess). However, an inflamed cyst involves a dermal structure with a lining, whereas a furuncle originates in an inflamed hair follicle. All these conditions require oral antibiotic therapy plus incision and drainage. Risk factors include bacterial carriage in the nares, scabies, vigorous scratching, diabetes mellitus, obesity, lymphoproliferative neoplasms, malnutrition, and a regimen of glucocorticosteroids or other immunosuppressive drugs. If systemic symptoms (fever, malaise, nausea, vomiting) are present or the infection affects a sensitive area (eg, genital or ocular sites), consider admitting the patient to the hospital for intravenous antibiotic therapy. If culture of fluid from a pustule reveals a drug-resistant organism, a different agent must be chosen. Alternative therapies for Gram-positive organisms resistant to penicillins include intravenous vancomycin and oral linezolid, typically administered for 7 to 10 days.

 

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