Hidradenitis suppurativa – a case report

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Journal: J West Afr Coll Surg 2011 Oct;1(4):60-9

Author(s): Mi N

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic and disfiguring skin disease characterized by multiple abscesses and sinuses. Often it is not recognized early in this environment as a result of limited awareness of this condition. The author sought to review available knowledge on this condition and report a case currently being managed in a general surgery unit. Literature search was conducted using the Google search engine and a patient who presented to the author’s unit is presented. In conclusion, hidradenitis suppurativa is a distressing disease. High index of suspicion and relevant investigations would improve early diagnosis; several options are available for treatment with good outcome depending on the stage of the disease.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: Journal of the West African College of Surgeons
Journal Abbreviation: J West Afr Coll Surg
Journal Volume: 1, Issue: 4
Journal Date Published: 2011-10-01

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMI ID: 25452973
Article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25452973
Created: 2014-12-02

Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for “Hidradenitis suppurativa”

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