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
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17489955
Lasted Revision: 2007-11-15
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).