Author(s): Paletta C, Jurkiewicz MJ
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic, relapsing, inflammatory disease process that primarily involves the axilla and/or inguinal region and does not manifest itself until after puberty. Typically, the process begins as a local occlusive disease of a sweat gland; secondary bacterial infection then occurs. The early stages of hidradenitis suppurativa are usually managed by the dermatologist. Once the disease becomes extensive and chronic, surgical excision of all the involved tissue is indicated.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: Clinics in plastic surgery
Journal Abbreviation: Clin Plast Surg
Journal Date Published: 1987-06-26
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3555949
Lasted Revision: 2004-11-17
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).