Cutaneous Abscess clinical trials at UCSF
1 research study open to eligible people
A cutaneous abscess is a painful lump under the skin filled with pus. UCSF is recruiting for a clinical trial to see if packing the abscess after draining it affects healing time and pain. Patients undergoing this procedure will be studied to determine the best way to treat cutaneous abscesses.
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
The goal of this study is to examine patients undergoing incision and drainage of cutaneous abscesses to determine if routine packing of the abscess cavity affects the need for further interventions such as repeat incision and drainage, antibiotic administration or hospital admission.
Our lead scientists for Cutaneous Abscess research studies include Michael Darracq, MD, MPH.