Author(s): Wang SC, Wang SC, Alavi A, Alhusayen R, Bashash M, Sibbald RG
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the intertriginous area. Patients with HS have several challenges to their quality of life and activities of everyday living, including malodor, purulent discharge, and discomfort. There is often a delay in diagnosis and appropriate treatment. The need for cosmetically acceptable local treatments and dressing application makes this disease an important challenge for wound care specialists. The choice of optimal treatment varies depending on the disease severity, expert knowledge, the availability of an interprofessional team, and patient factors.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: Advances in skin & wound care
Journal Abbreviation: Adv Skin Wound Care
Journal Date Published: 2015-07-17
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26181861
Lasted Revision: 2016-12-30
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).