Author(s): Charúa-Guindic L, Maldonado-Barrón R, Avendaño-Espinosa O, Navarrete-Cruces T, Osorio-Hernández RM, Jiménez-Bobadilla B
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa is an inflammatory, chronic and recurrent disease of appocrine glands, located in inguinal, axillar, perineal, perianal areas and scalp.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency and therapeutic management.
METHODS: A retrospective, transverse, and descriptive study was carried out. All patients with hidradenitis suppurativa, and who were managed by the Coloproctology Unit from the Gastroenterology Service of the General Hospital of Mexico City from January 1995 to December 2004, were included.
RESULTS: We reviewed 12,689 files and identified 15 patients (0.12%) with hidradenitis suppurativa; nine fulfilled inclusion criteria.
CONCLUSIONS: This is a complex disease with a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: Cirugia y cirujanos
Journal Abbreviation: Cir Cir
Journal Date Published: 2006-10-06
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17022896
Lasted Revision: 2015-03-13
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).