Current understanding and management of hidradenitis suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research

Author(s): Krbec AC

PURPOSE: To review the diagnosis and treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) in primary care.

DATA SOURCES: Review of current literature from journals and textbooks as well as clinical experience.

CONCLUSIONS: HS, a chronic disease causing scarring and pus formation to the skin bearing apocrine glands, requires continual management by the primary care manager and often deems referral to a dermatologist or surgeon.

IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: If misdiagnosed or poorly managed, HS has detrimental effects on patients’ quality of life and self-esteem.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Journal Abbreviation: J Am Acad Nurse Pract
Journal Date Published: 2007-05-10

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 17489955
Article Source:
Lasted Revision: 2007-11-15

Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).


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