A Case of Relapsing Polyarthritis Associated With Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Case Report and Review of Literature

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Journal: J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep 2016 Oct-Dec;4(4):2324709616677064

Author(s): Adiga A, Pixley J

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, inflammatory follicular skin disease with recurrent skin nodules, sinus tracts, and scarring. We observed a case of HS associated with relapsing polyarthritis. On presentation the patient had a flare of polyarthritis with an increase in the number and size of pustular nodules. He has had similar episodes 1 to 2 times yearly subsiding with antibiotic treatment. Radiographs revealed erosions and demineralization. Symptoms improved following institution of anti-inflammatory and antibiotic therapy. HS is associated with several inflammatory conditions, and dysregulation in innate immunity may play an important role in etiopathogenesis. Spondyloarthritis/sacroiliitis is the most common joint manifestation in HS and mechanism(s) underlying arthropathy is unknown. Treatment of arthritis in HS is anecdotal.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: Journal of investigative medicine high impact case reports
Journal Abbreviation: J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep
Journal Volume: 4, Issue: 4
Journal Date Published: 2016-10-01

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMI ID: 27896279
Article: Source Link
Created: 2016-11-29

Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for “Hidradenitis suppurativa”

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