Carbuncle - Skin
MRSA first emerged as an important nosocomial pathogen in the 1960s. In more recent years, community-acquired outbreaks of MRSA have been described increasingly among healthy individuals lacking the traditional risk factors for such infections (IV drug use, incarceration, participation in contact sports, etc).
It has been shown that the majority of purulent skin and soft tissue infections presenting to emergency rooms across the United States are caused by CA-MRSA.
L02.93 – Carbuncle, unspecified
416893007 – Carbuncle
- Dermatophyte infections such as tinea barbae, kerions, or Majocchi's granuloma can mimic a carbuncle.
- Herpes simplex infection
- Actinomycosis typically occurs in the neck region.
- Atypical mycobacteria or sporotrichosis can occur as indurated pustular plaques.
- Ruptured epidermoid cyst
- Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp
- Acne keloidalis nuchae
- Hidradenitis suppurativa
- Pilonidal abscess