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Volume 20, Number 12—December 2014

Bacterial Pathogens Associated with Hidradenitis Suppurativa, France

Hélène Guet-RevilletComments to Author , Hélène Coignard-Biehler, Jean-Philippe Jais, Gilles Quesne, Eric Frapy, Sylvain Poirée, Anne-Sophie Le Guern, Anne Le Flèche-Matéos, Alain Hovnanian, Paul-Henry Consigny, Olivier Lortholary, Xavier Nassif, Aude Nassif, and Olivier Join-Lambert
Author affiliations: Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France (H. Guet-Revillet, J.-P. Jais, E. Frapy, A. Hovnanian, O. Lortholary, X. Nassif, O. Join-Lambert); Assistance-Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris (H. Guet-Revillet, H. Coignard-Biehler, J-P. Jais, G. Quesne, S. Poirée, O. Lortholary, X. Nassif, O. Join-Lambert); Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche U1151 eq11, Paris (H. Guet-Revillet, E. Frapy, X. Nassif, O. Join-Lambert); Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche U872 eq22 (J-P. Jais); Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche U 781, Paris (A. Hovnanian); Institut Pasteur, Paris (A. Le Flèche-Matéos, A-S. Le Guern, P.-H. Consigny, A. Nassif)

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Table 2

Microbiological profiles of 102 hidradenitis suppurativa lesions according to patient sex, clinical severity, and topography, France

Characteristics Profile A Profile B No profile Negative culture p value*
Sex 0.2
M, n = 35 5 24 3 3
F, n = 67

Clinical severity of lesions† 2 × 10–11
Hurley stage 1, n = 38 22 9 2 5
Hurley stage 2, n = 45 2 40 0 3
Hurley stage 3, n = 19

Topography of lesions 0.01
Inguinal fold, n = 32 5 24 1 2
Buttock and thigh, n = 19 8 6 1 4
Gluteal fold, n = 13 2 10 0 1
Trunk, n = 4 1 2 1 0
Breast, n = 6 4 2 0 0
Axilla, n = 28 4 21 1 2

*By Fisher exact test comparing the repartitions of profiles A and B.
†Hurley staging: Hurley, stage 1 lesions correspond to nodules or abscesses, single or multiple, without sinus tracts or hypertrophic scars. Stage 2 lesions are single or multiple but nonconfluent lesions with sinus tracts and formation of scarring. Stage 3 lesions correspond to diffuse or nearly diffuse involvement of multiple interconnected sinus tracts or abscesses across the entire area.

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