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 Date Published: 2014-12-02
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25452973
Lasted Revision: 2017-02-20
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).