Author(s): Bechara FG, Hartschuh W
Acne inversa is a chronic inflammatory disease of the hair follicles. It can lead to severe functional and psychological impairment. It is characterized by inflamed painful nodules, abscesses, fistulas and scarring in late stages of the disease. The causes of acne inversa are still not fully understood. Conservative treatment options such as antibiotics may lead to clinical improvement; however they do not produce healing. Therapy of choice, especially in severe forms, is radical wide excision of all affected areas. Despite a variety of treatment options, acne inversa is still a therapeutic challenge.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete
Journal Abbreviation: Hautarzt
Journal Date Published: 2010-01-21
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20012929
Lasted Revision: 2017-09-16
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).